FARMINGTON, CT (WFSB) - An officer from the Norwich Police Department was arrested by Farmington police for DUI.

According to Norwich police, 32-year-old Chase Chiangi was off duty at the time and driving a personal vehicle.

Norwich police said he was stopped at New Britain Avenue and Red Oak Hill on Jan. 22 around 8:15 p.m. as part of a routine traffic stop.

Farmington police said he failed a field sobriety test. 

Chiangi was charged with failure to obey a stop sign and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor/drug.

"The Norwich Police Department expects our officers to exercise good judgement and conduct themselves appropriately both on-duty and off-duty," Norwich police said in a news release. "Officer Chiangi has been placed on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation."

Chiangi has been a member of the Norwich Police Department since 2008.

He's scheduled to face a judge in Hartford Superior Court on Jan. 30.

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