Cop Passed Out and Drunk Behind Wheel, Doesn’t Get Arrested and Gets Paid Leave

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IOWA CITY — A police officer with the City of Iowa has been granted administrative leave with pay after he was caught drunk driving.

According to reports, Officer Carlos Trevino was so drunk that he appeared to be literally passed out at the wheel.

The car was rolling over the centerline at an intersection with the engine running while Officer Trevino appeared to have little or no control of the vehicle from being so intoxicated.

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When other motorists reported Officer Trevino, his fellow officers showed up to the scene and noted that he had “very slurred speech and a very strong scent of consumed alcohol.”

The report further notes that it was hard for Officer Trevino to keep his balance, and he was so drunk that he was unable to tell officers where he was at the moment.

A breath examination demonstrated that Officer Trevino had a blood alcohol level of .197, far surpassing the legal limit of .08.

However, rather than arresting Officer Trevino, his fellow officers escorted him to a hospital to sober up.

He was not arrested and taken to jail, but allowed to go to a hospital.

Later, he was allowed to turn himself in for the incident.

Police Chief Diane Venenga claims that the treatment of Officer Trevino was “not a professional courtesy.”

“We’d do that for anybody,” she says.

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Many have a hard time believing that, however, and chalk this up as another case of government-privilege. Had Office Trevino been a lowly ordinary citizen passed out and drunk behind his wheel, who knows what would have happened.

Officer Trevino was booked at the Johnson County Jail on Wednesday, but was released a mere 10 minutes later, according to reports.

He is currently receiving pay on administrative leave while the department conducts an “internal investigation.”

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