Police officer shows up drunk to breathalyzer training

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DETROIT (CNN) -- Detroit's police chief is looking for answers to why one of his officers showed up for training drunk.

Detroit's police chief is looking for answers to why one of his officers showed up for training drunk. (Source: CNN)

And the way he was busted, well, it's pretty unbelievable.

"The bottom line is he showed up to work under the influence of alcohol,” Chief James Craig said.

The Detroit police officer was in Lansing with his partner to participate in training by Michigan State Police on the use of a breathalyzer.

And at one point, we're told he volunteered for a demonstration -- perhaps not realizing that was a poor decision because he was drunk.

"This was state police training. Blew a .08. Certainly, that's a problem,” Craig said. “It's a problem for me, and it may be a problem on how it was handled after that."

This happened yesterday and because he did not have his gun on him and didn't drive there -- his partner did -- Michigan State Police said the officer was not arrested.

But he was told the obvious: he cannot be intoxicated in police training.

And Craig said he's getting to the bottom of this problem and any other internal issues.

No matter how deep they go.

"I want to know what the failures are at, and if the failures are at supervision, if the failures are at the command level, I'm going to take action,” Craig said. “I'm consistent with that."

A different officer still in her probationary period was arrested last week for allegedly selling drugs.