MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer was arrested -- accused of driving drunk over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to a release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's officials said around 6:15 a.m. on January 1st, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 52-year-old Michael Boden -- a Milwaukee police officer -- near Glenview and Bluemound for a lane deviation.
According to the release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Boden refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests, and he "held a badge out the window" when he was pulled over.
Sheriff's officials said his police firearm was in the backseat of the vehicle.
He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for a blood draw -- and issued citations for DUI -- first offense and deviation from a designated lane.
He has not yet been officially charged.
In a statement, an MPD spokesman said an internal investigation has been initiated, and the officer faces departmental discipline.
Some said they're disheartened to learn of the allegations against a police officer.
"It's extremely disappointing. I definitely think they should be following their own advice and not driving around drunk," Jamie Runde said.
"It`s kind of a sad thing, a slap in the face for the police department," Dave Siebenbrodt said.