SWEENY — Police Chief John Barnard has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the city after his arrest early Sunday in Friendswood.

Police arrested Barnard at 1:31 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of West Parkwood Avenue in Friendswood and charged him with unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving while intoxicated, according to a database maintained by Galveston County law enforcement agencies. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Corinna Richardson is the features writer for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0150. ​

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