California deputy suspected of being on drugs while on duty

Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 16, 2018

 Authorities say an on-duty California sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Lewis White was working patrol in the Bakersfield area at the time of his arrest on Saturday.

It wasn’t known Sunday if White has an attorney. Officials didn’t immediately say what led to the arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office investigated the alleged drug use, and the California Highway Patrol investigated whether White drove under the influence. Officials say the CHP couldn’t determine if White’s driving was impaired.

KBAK-TV reports White was booked into jail and will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.