SAPD officer arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated

Damean Segovia was arrested while off duty early Thursday morning

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department said one of its officers was arrested early Thursday morning.

The department identified the officer as Damean Segovia, who was arrested just after 3 a.m. by University of Texas at San Antonio police.

SAPD said Segovia was off duty when he was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher.

If accurate, Segovia’s BAC may have been nearly twice the state’s legal limit of .08.

According to a UTSA police report, officers investigated a crash involving a car and a Jeep that was at a fast food restaurant in the 7300 block of North Loop 1604 West.

An officer approached Segovia, who said that he was “making sure everyone got home alright and he was trying to go home himself,” the report said.

The officer noticed an odor of alcohol on Segovia’s breath, had “red, blood shot eyes” and slurred speech, the report said.

Segovia told the officer that he had been at a bar where he had “a few” drinks, the report said.

When the officer asked Segovia about the the crash, he didn’t know what happened other than he was hit from behind, the report said.

The officer asked Segovia how intoxicated he was, with one being sober and 10 highly intoxicated, he replied “two.”

Segovia failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DWI, the report said.

San Antonio police said Segovia has been a patrol officer for one year. He has been placed on administrative leave.

While SAPD completes an administrative investigation into Segovia’s arrest, the department said UTSA police will handle the criminal investigation.


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