ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A St. Louis County police officer arrested one of his fellow officers on suspicion of drunken driving and unlawful use of a weapon, according to police reports released Monday.
The records show police arrested the officer, 31, of St. Louis, shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday. The officer's car was stopped near Gravois Road and Philo Avenue in the Affton area, records say.
The officer was driving a tan four-door 2005 Pontiac G6 east on Gravois Road when Patrolman Douglas Reiner, who was conducting speed enforcement, spotted the Pontiac going 57 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Police said the officer refused a breath test and field sobriety tests. Police seized the officer's loaded .380 caliber Ruger pistol from the Pontiac.
Police issued the officer citations for speeding and drunken driving and are seeking a charge of unlawful use of a weapon for allegedly possessing a handgun while being intoxicated.
The officer was booked and released from the St. Louis County Jail.
Authorities say the arrested officer left his job with the St. Louis County Police Department after his arrest.
The Post-Dispatch was not publishing the officer's identity Monday because he had not been formally charged.