July 11, 2012
DALLAS, TEXAS – An officer with the Dallas Police Department was arrested last night for drunk driving after she allegedly got into a wreck on the Central Expressway service road and drove away without leaving insurance information.
DPD announced a few minutes ago on their Facebook page that Officer Erica Montanez , a two-year-veteran assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division, is on administrative leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal affairs investigations into the crash.
According to the police report, Montanez was off duty and headed south on the Central Expressway service road when she stopped her 2003 Honda Accord coupe for a red light at Mockingbird. She was in the left-turn-only lane but went straight when the light turned green, crashing into a car turning left from the adjacent lane, causing no injuries but about $1,500 in damage.
The other driver watched in his rearview mirror as Montanez drove off and merged onto the highway. He followed her to Knox-Henderson, where she exited. When he pulled alongside her at a red light, she pulled across four lanes of traffic. He pulled alongside her again in the parking lot of a Shell station, at which point Montanez presented him with proof of insurance.
When the driver noticed that the insurance card contained only a man’s name and that Montanez was a woman, he called police, who arrested her.
June 17, 2012
COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA – A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested on driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with damages, and careless driving charges.
Coconut Creek Police arrested Deputy James Ottinger on Wednesday, June 13, at 3 a.m. in the morning.
The police report has yet to be released, but according to sources, Ottinger had an accident and then fled the scene.
His employment status is not immediately known.
March 30, 2011
FLAGLER COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Florida Highway Patrol on a charge of driving under the influence in connection with a traffic accident that happened in December.
Diego Morales, 31, was booked into the Flagler County Sheriff’s Inmate Facility with an additional charge of leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury. He was also cited for careless driving. He was booked into the jail just after 4 p.m. and was released after posting $500 bail on the two charges.
“Obviously, we are disappointed with the deputy’s conduct,” Flagler County Sheriff Donald Fleming said. “This is an FHP case, so we will not be commenting further on the incident.”
Morales, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office since September 2002, has been placed on paid administrative leave. An internal affairs investigation will be completed.