A police officer in Florida was on his way to work on July 4, 2022. The only problem was he was loaded and I’m not talking about his service pistol.
According to the Apopka Police Department, officers in Eustis conducted a traffic stop on a recklessly driving officer, who was in his police cruiser and wearing his uniform.
The officer, identified as Oscar Mayorga, 25, is a five-year veteran of the Apopka Police Department.
Eustis police said around 6 p.m. on July 4, they received a call that an Apopka police cruiser was driving recklessly on Highway 441.
When Mayorga, 25, was pulled over, the responding officer said he saw an open beer in the center console’s cupholder.
According to the arrest report, Mayorga told the responding officer that he was on his way to work. He stated that he is prone to having seizures and did not feel well.
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Mayorga also stated that he took several Benadryl a few hours before, and initially denied consuming alcohol.
The responding officer noted Mayorga had slurred speech and reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol and asked Mayorga to step out of the vehicle.
The arrest report notes that the man ‘staggered’ and used the cruiser’s door to stand.
When speaking to EMS, Mayorga said that he drank “three tall boys” of alcohol and that he was “supposed to” have six hours between drinking and heading to work.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay, pending an administrative review of the incident.