FORT WORTH (WBAP 24/7 News) - A DWI enforcement officer for the Fort Worth Police Department was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving drunk.
Authorities say a Keller police officer was running radar along S.H. 114, when he noticed an SUV weaving out of its traffic lane. A subsequent traffic stop revealed led the officer to conduct a field sobriety test on Ofc. Nicolas Ramirez. The 32-year-old failed the test. His blood alcohol content was later measured at more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Ofc. Ramirez, who was off-duty at the time of his arrest, has been a Fort Worth police officer for the past four years. He became a DWI enforcement officer last August.
In an email statement, Chief Jeff Halstead called the arrest "extremely troubling." He also apologized to the police chief and residents of Keller "for the poor judgement of our employee."
Ramirez has been placed on restricted duty and has had his gun and badge confiscated, Chief Halstead continued.
Just a month ago, the department's Chief of Staff, Maj. Paul Henderson, was arrested on suspicion of DWI. He's since been demoted and also placed on restricted duty.
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