Washington DC police officer is arrested for 'driving drunk on duty at 2am'
• Officer Arthur Thompson, of the Metropolitan Police Department, was arrested because of a citizen's complaint early Sunday morning
• The citizen discovered Thompson impaired and contacted cops, who sent a police supervisor to check on him
• Cops say Thompson smelled of booze and failed a sobriety test
• Thompson's police powers have been revoked while he's investigated
By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
A police officer in Washington, DC, was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly driving drunk while on duty.
Officer Arthur Thompson, of the Metropolitan Police Department, was arrested about 2:20am Sunday because of a citizen's complaint, the Washington Post reported.
The citizen discovered Thompson, a four-year-veteran on the force, impaired and contacted cops.
His colleagues sent a police supervisor to check on him, FOX 5 reported.
'During the investigation, the supervisor detected the odor of alcohol,' police said in a statement.
'Field sobriety tests were conducted which confirmed the officer was under the influence.'
He was arrested on the 1400 block of 18th Street and charged with DUI, the Post reported.
Thompson had had been with the Metropolitan PD for four years.
He lost his police powers while the incident remains under investigation by internal affairs.