LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer is facing charges after allegedly showing up to work under the influence of alcohol.
Early Sunday morning, officials with the Lawton Police Department say they were told that Sgt. Gabriel Hoffman would be late to work for personal reasons.
When he arrived, other department officials noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and was slurring his speech.
Authorities say Sgt. Hoffman was placed under arrest for actual physical control because he was in the driver’s seat of his car when he met with supervisors.
However, the car was not on and no one saw him driving on the road.
Hoffman was booked into the Comanche County Detention Center on charges of actual physical control and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
He has also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.