A police officer in Pittsburgh is in trouble with the law after being arrested for driving drunk to work. Heâ€™s been placed on administrative leave.
Police say Officer Vernon Gibson is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
The 38-year-old Gibson reportedly pulled into work in the parking lot of the Municipal Courts Building late Friday evening, and a police sergeant was waiting to take him to UPMC Mercy Hospital for mandatory random drug and alcohol testing.
When he got into the sergeantâ€™s car, Sgt. Sean Duffy â€śimmediately noticed his eyes were bloodshot, glassy and wateryâ€ť and that he smelled of alcohol, according to the criminal complaint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
The criminal complaint also notes that at the hospital, Gibson was given two breath tests 15 minutes apart, and â€śthe lowest of the two readings was 0.128 percent.â€ť The legal limit for driving in Pennsylvania is 0.08.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also notes that itâ€™s the second time in two years that Gibson has faced criminal charges. The six-year veteran of the force was charged two years ago with felony insurance fraud and was sentenced to a first-time offenderâ€™s program that required him to complete community service.
Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Regina McDonald has placed Gibson on administrative leave. She reportedly wouldnâ€™t say if the leave was paid or unpaid.