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Sources: Fourth BCSO deputy arrested in 8 days

Joseph Martinez, 27, charged with DWI

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Multiple sources have confirmed to the KSAT 12 Defenders that an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Office was arrested overnight on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Joseph Martinez, 27, was taken into custody by the Selma Police Department sometime after 3 a.m., according to booking records obtained by the Defenders.

Martinez is the fourth BCSO deputy arrested on criminal charges the past eight days, and the 19th deputy arrested since the start of the year.

Selma police officers found Martinez behind the wheel of a two-door vehicle that had crashed in the 14800 block of Interstate 35 North, according to preliminary details of his arrest.

Officials with the Bexar County Sheriff's have not responded to a request for comment about the agency's latest arrest.

A 10 a.m. press conference scheduled to announce a partnership between BCSO and the Neighbors app was canceled early Thursday morning.


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