SHOREWOOD - A Shorewood police sergeant is on administrative leave after reporting to work smelling of alcohol on Friday, March 17.
Shorewood Police Sgt. Theron Rogers allegedly reported to work smelling of alcohol at 10:45 p.m. Friday. Several officers suspected he was intoxicated, and those suspicions were confirmed when he was confronted by the lieutenant on duty. Per the department's practice, the matter was turned over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
The Shorewood Police Department contacted the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office at 1 a.m. Saturday to perform field sobriety tests on Rogers. Rogers, 31, of Milwaukee, had a blood alcohol content of 0.16, which is twice the legal limit.
In addition to the operating while intoxicated offense, Rogers faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon for having a handgun under the seat. If convicted, this offense carries up to nine months in jail.
Rogers has been with the Shorewood Police Department for 14 months. He is on administrative leave, pending the results of the investigation.