Bexar County Sheriff's Office employee arrested, charged with DWI

Sheriff Javier Salazar upset about arrest

By Bill Barajas - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - An employee at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was arrested, accused of drinking and driving, authorities said.

Noah Garcia, 36, was pulled over early Friday morning. He was arrested and charged with DWI.

Garcia, a four-year employee with the Sheriff’s Office, is a supervisor in the records division.

He was stopped by San Antonio police about 1:45 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast Military Drive and Goliad Road.

Sheriff Javier Salazar was upset about the arrest, calling it unacceptable to drink and get behind the wheel.

“If I get information that somebody is dishonoring my badge, dishonoring my uniform, dishonoring the agency that I work for, I will hunt them down and I will cut them out like a cancer. If it’s coming across that I'm a bit passionate about this, that I'm a bit angry about this, it’s correct," Salazar said.

Garcia was placed on paid administrative leave for 10 days while the Sheriff’s Office investigates.

Salazar said he will seek the most severe disciplinary procedures available, including termination if it’s possible.

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