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Dallas Police Officer to Face DWI Charges After Crash


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A Dallas Police sergeant will face DWI charges after crashing his vehicle in Arlington last week.

Arlington police responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 6900 block of Russell Curry Road around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Officers found a White Dodge Ram that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree, Arlington PD told The Dallas Express.

The driver, 48-year-old Michael Patino, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted to a local hospital, where he continues to recover.

Based on its investigation, Arlington PD believes alcohol may have been a factor and plans to charge Patino with DWI upon his release from the hospital.

Arlington PD later learned that Patino is employed as an officer by the Dallas Police Department.

DPD told The Dallas Express that Sergeant Patino has worked for the department since 1998 and is currently assigned to the Love Field Special Operations Unit.

At this time, Patino is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation, according to DPD.

It is unclear if Patino has secured legal representation in this case.

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1 month ago

Dont drink so much at the strip clubs next time

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