It’s one really bad thing to get pulled over by cops because you’re swerving drunkenly down the road. It’s quite another when you, too, are an in-uniform Florida police officer and there’s an open beer can in your police cruiser as you head to your shift.
Officer Oscar Mayorgas, 25, was pulled over by his colleagues from the Apopka Police Department on the 4th of July after a local resident saw his police cruiser careening through stop signs and called the cops, according to the Daily Mail.
Said the observant resident, Mayorgas was “all over the road.”
The entire eye-popping encounter between Mayorgas and his arresting fellow officers was captured on police bodycam footage.
A clearly unfit-to-drive Mayorgas, clad in his police uniform, can be seen squinting and slurring under officers’ questions before he is led to a stretcher for medical treatment.
(Video: Daily Mail)
According to the Daily Mail, he “is later said to have confessed to drinking three tall boys, leaving him close to five times over the legal limit.”
“Mayorgas was scheduled to work a shift at his local police department that evening,” the outlet continued, “and allegedly said that he’d be fine as long as he left a six hour gap between having drinks and starting his shift.”
Now suspended without pay, according to the DM, the allegedly inebriated officer declined a trip to the hospital and was arrested on a DUI. He was booked into jail and held on a $1,000 bond.
After pointing out an open can of alcohol in the cruiser, an officer asked Mayorgas, “Have you been drinking at all today?” the video shows.
Initially, according to Fox News, Mayorgas did what many do when caught red-handed: he denied everything.
“That’s, no… that’s maybe three days old,” he dismissively slurred in response to the open container.
“Okay,” replies an officer. “I [can] smell the alcohol coming from your breath.”
Mayorgas explained his demeanor by claiming he’d taken three Benadryl, an allergy pill known for its sedative affects.
“Why would you take three Benadryl knowing you had to work tonight?” asked the officer.
When tested, the five-year member of the force’s blood-alcohol level registered at a staggering 0.391/210L — nearly five times the 0.08g legal amount.
Online, reaction to the drunken Florida officer’s arrest covered by WFTV 9 centered mostly around two words: “Paid. Leave.” BPR has not confirmed whether or not the officer is being paid.
Drunk cop on duty 5x over the limit 😬 pic.twitter.com/tZm4Z7TtFs
— 🥀_Imposter_🕸️ (@Imposter_Edits) July 6, 2022
“And now he’s on PAID leave!” fumed one user. “Paid! 5x over the limit, in uniform, on the way to his shift, in his patrol car and he gets PAID leave pending an investigation. Nah… no problem with law enforcement.”
“Paid leave? You have the evidence against him and still pay him?” asked another. “Anyone else would’ve beem fired o the spot!”
“Got drunk on the job then got a paid vacation while they ‘investigate’… only in America,” said a third, to which a fourth replied, “Gotta love police unions….”
And now he's on PAID leave! Paid! 5x over the limit, in uniform, on the way to his shift, in his patrol car and he gets PAID leave pending an investigation. Nah…no problem with law enforcement. @GaryFultz1 https://t.co/POf5nshVNV
— Just a M (@Ann_Fultz) July 8, 2022
Paid leave? You have the evidence against him and still pay him? Anyone else would’ve been fired on the spot!
— Ecoxx (@Ecoxx21) July 7, 2022
Gotta love police unions….
— GrittizenZero (@GrittizenZero) July 6, 2022
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