Riverbend officer suspected of being intoxicated placed on leave while blood tested

photo Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd speaks at a Tuesday news conference about Officer Steve Jones being placed on administrative leave.

photo Chattanooga Police Officer Steve Jones.

It could be three to six weeks before Chattanooga police get the results of a blood test from a traffic officer who is suspected of being intoxicated while on duty at Riverbend.

Officer Steve Jones, 49, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and could face a DUI charge, said police Chief Bobby Dodd at a news conference Tuesday.

The blood sample was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and "once we get those [results] back, there will be further action taken," Dodd said.