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Police made three DWI arrests in a single day... of their fellow officers


Three police officers were arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated within hours of each other in Texas Thursday night.

San Antonio police officers Gena Rodriguez and Harold Thomaston were arrested within hours of each other on DWI charges, KABB reports. A local county deputy was also arrested for DWI that night.

"Anytime an officer gets arrested for anything it’s disappointing, but DWI is just so preventable and there is no excuse for it," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Police made three DWI arrests in a single day... of their fellow officers

WATCH: Affiliate FOX29 in San Antonio, Texas originally reported the arrests of three law enforcement officers on DWI charges.

This tweet from affiliate KABB shows the mugshots of the three officers.

Police say Rodriguez is an 11-year veteran and was driving with her three kids in the car when she rear-ended another car.

When an officer arrived to the accident, he said Rodriguez was slurring her speech, smelled like alcohol and was unsteady on her feet. A few hours later, 20-year San Antonio police veteran, Harold Thomaston was pulled over. Police say he swerved into the lane of a fellow SAPD officer, then ran a red light.

Bexar county deputy Sabrina Moreno, 24, was arrested by an SAPD officer near I-10 and USAA Boulevard. She's been with the sheriff's office for just eight months.

"I am extremely proud of those officers that made the right calls last night and did what they had to do in spite of their own personal feelings, in spite of whatever else may have been going on, they did their job and I am proud that we have officers like that on the streets that are willing to make that sacrifice," said Sheriff Salazar.

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