US Border Patrol agent found sleeping in car arrested on suspicion of DWI

Ricardo Trevino Jr. charged with driving while intoxicated

SAN ANTONIO – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested by San Antonio police early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Ricardo Trevino Jr., 23, was found sleeping in his car in the 7000 block of North Loop 1604 West around 3 a.m., according to information obtained by KSAT 12's Defenders.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement Monday morning:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission, and the overwhelming majority of CBP officers and Border Patrol agents perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe. We fully cooperate with any criminal or administrative investigation of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, on or off-duty. The CBP Office of Professional Responsibility is also investigating the matter.


Officials confirmed that Trevino has worked for the agency for eight months and was assigned to its Cotulla Station and was off-duty at the time of his arrest.

They referred additional questions about Trevino's arrest to the San Antonio Police Department.


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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.