GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- An EMS deputy chief is accused of driving while intoxicated.

According to Gaston County jail, 45-year-old Clyde Cantrell was charged with DWI and open container after consuming alcohol. Cantrell was booked and released Friday night, according to an arrest report.

The Gaston County EMS lists Cantrell as the department's deputy chief. He has worked with the county's EMS since 1993.

Gaston County EMS Chief Mark Lamphiear said Cantrell is on administrative leave.

"He's still the deputy chief," Lamphiear said. "He is on administrative leave at this point until we sort of figure out where we're going."