An off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. 23-year-old deputy Nancy Cruz had already been on unpaid administrative leave as a result of attendance issues. She's been with the department since July 2017.
The sheriff's department issued the following statement:
Off-duty Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Nancy Cruz, 23 who was currently on unpaid administrative leave for ongoing attendance issues since April 1, 2019, was arrested just before midnight by Texas DPS for Driving While Intoxicated With a Child Passenger Under 15 years old
Nancy Cruz has been employed with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office since July of 2017 and is currently assigned to the Detention Bureau.
BCSO Internal Affairs will be conducting a separate but concurrent administrative investigation into this incident, pending further criminal investigation of the case by DPS.
BCSO Administration has begun termination proceedings for what is a pattern of misconduct for this employee, and will be serving her with those documents later this morning.
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