Texas Cop Arrested After Allegedly Driving Drunk While on Duty

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 1, 2016 Updated: February 1, 2016

A Texas police officer was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence while on duty.

Fred Ensinger was arrested for a D.W.I. after one of his supervisors was dispatched to check on him. When they arrived the Bastrop County deputy was sitting inside his patrol car with the motor on.

“Our dispatchers noticed that one of our officer’s, over the radio, appeared to have some slurred speech seemed to be a little disoriented and they were worried about his well-being,” Charlie Littleton, Chief Deputy at the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, told Fox7.

“When he went to talk to him to ask him how he was, was something wrong, he detected an odor of alcohol. On further checking of the vehicle, the sergeant found a backpack with a bottle of vodka in it and some of the vodka had been consumed.”

There was also an empty bottle of prescription medicine in the vehicle.

Ensinger had been sent to counseling after he showed up to work in September 2015 with alcohol on his breath.

This arrest took place around 8:30 a.m.

Police obtained a search warrant for a blood specimen and drew blood, reported KXAN. Ensinger had refused the test initially.

Besides being an officer, Ensinger was running for Bastrop County Precinct 3 Commissioner.