A Norwich police officer has been placed on leave after he was arrested in Farmington Tuesday night and charged with driving under the influence, according to Norwich Police.
Chase Chiangi, 32, was off-duty and driving a personal vehicle when he was arrested during a routine traffic stop at 8:15 p.m., Norwich Police said.
Chiangi, who has been with the Norwich Police Department since 2008, was charged with failure to obey a stop sign and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor or drugs, according to Norwich Police. He is due in Hartford Superior Court on Jan. 30.
Police Chief Patrick Daley said the department expects officers to exercise good judgment and “conduct themselves appropriately both on-duty and off-duty.”