Lawrence police officer suspended, accused of having .02 BAC on duty

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LAWRENCE – A Lawrence police officer has been suspended after being accused of drinking on the job.

It happened during a run Thursday, when a co-worker smelled alcohol on Officer Gustavo Canas. The officer’s supervisors were informed.

Canas took a portable breath test that showed a blood alcohol content of .04. A second test measured his BAC at .02.

The Lawrence Police Department has a zero-tolerance policy, and even though Canas’ blood alcohol content measured below the legal limit, he faces disciplinary action. The department said Canas’ BAC reading came from “residual alcohol.”

His badge, gun, keys to his patrol car and other department-issued items have been confiscated. He’s suspended without pay.