Veteran St. Louis police lieutenant arrested on suspicion of DUI

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 27 at 7:36 AM

(KMOV) – A 25-year veteran of the St. Louis Metro Police Department was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday morning.

Police say Lieutenant Ronell Johnson was pulled over on Interstate 70 near the St. Charles Rock Road around 7:30 a.m.

He was pulled over after a patrolman noticed Johnson was unable to maintain a single lane. The patrolman issued a field sobriety test to Johnson which he failed.

He was taken into police custody.

Johnson is currently on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. 

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