DPS troopers arrest off-duty Nacogdoches PD officer found asleep at wheel of running vehicle

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) – Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested an off-duty Nacogdoches police officer Sunday morning after he was found at sleep at the wheel of a running vehicle that was blocking a road in Douglass.

According to a press release, the Nacogdoches Combined communications Center received a 911 call about a person behind the wheel of a running vehicle in Douglass at about 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputies were the first ones to arrive at the scene. DPS troopers arrived a short time later.

“It was then learned that the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was an off-duty Nacogdoches police officer,” the press release stated. “Tx DPS arrested Daniel Aburto, 30, for driving while intoxicated.”

Aburto was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on a DWI charge, the press release stated.

Aburto has been placed on suspension until an internal investigation is completed.

Written by Gary Bass

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