Florida Cop Arrested for DUI While Driving Patrol Car & in Uniform
A Florida police officer was arrested for driving under the influence while in his marked agency vehicle and agency-issued uniform, according to the Apopka Police Department. The Eustis Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the officer after a call from a concerned citizen.
The officer has been identified as 25-year-old Oscar Mayorga, a five-year veteran of the Apopka Police Department.
According to the arrest report, officers were called by a citizen who reported Mayorga’s patrol car was having difficulties staying in one lane. When pulled over, an officer noticed an open can of beer in the center cupholder of Mayorga’s car.
According to the report, Mayorga told the officer that he was on his way to work. He also stated that he is prone to having seizures and did not feel well. He also said he took several Benadryl a few hours ago, but initially denied consuming any alcohol.
The officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol and asked Mayorga to step out of the vehicle. The arrest report states he staggered and used the cruiser’s door to stand.
While speaking to EMS, Mayorga stated he consumed three tall boys of alcohol. He said he was “supposed to” have six hours between drinking and going to work.
A breath test revealed Mayorga’s blood-alcohol level was 0.391.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an administrative review of the incident.
Officials say the officer was scheduled to work the evening of July 4, when he was stopped by the Eustis Police Department.