fbpx
Dallas, TX
Monday, August 15, 2022
87°
English Español

Social

Fine Print

English Español

Dallas Police Officer to Face DWI Charges After Crash

Uncategorized

Dallas Police Sergeant Patch | Image by CF of Texas

Donate to Dallas Express to Keep it Free

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.

Subscribe to Comments
Notify of
guest

1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
ray
ray
1 month ago

Dont drink so much at the strip clubs next time

Most Read