Lantana Florida’s Police Chief Arrested for DUI

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities say Lantana’s police chief was arrested on drunken driving charges by Boca Raton police.

An arrest reports says Chief Jeff Tyson was driving an unmarked police car Wednesday afternoon when he rear-ended a Palm Beach County deputy’s unmarked car at the traffic light.

The report says Tyson tried to drive away, but the deputy followed him and pulled Tyson over.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel ( ) reports that Boca Raton officers arrived and asked Tyson to take a field sobriety test.

The report says Tyson refused, but tests at the station showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

The Palm Beach Post ( ) reports that Commander Sean Scheller has been named acting police chief in Lantana until an investigation into Tyson’s arrest is complete.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Tyson had an attorney.