Lieutenant Robert Rhodes with the Lake Charles Police Department was issued a misdemeanor summons for DWI on Tuesday at about 8:23 p.m.
A patrol officer observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway in the area of Pryce and Ann streets. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Rhodes, a 30-year veteran with the LCPD, was believed to have been ill and was brought to a local hospital.
At the hospital, it was determined that Rhodes may have been impaired. Rhodes refused to submit a chemical test for intoxication.
He was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.