DPD Officer Arrested for DWI and Car Accident

Dallas police have just arrested one of their own.

Officer Erica Montanez was arrested at 8:40 p.m. on July 9 for driving while intoxicated and duty to give information after she was involved in an accident at North Central Expressway and Mockingbird Lane. She has now been placed on administrative leave.

On July 9, 2012 at approximately 8:40 pm, off-duty Dallas Police Officer Erica Montanez, #10283, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Duty to give Information>$200.  Officer Montanez was involved in a car accident at the intersection of N. Central Expressway Service Road and Mockingbird Lane.  Officer Montanez has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of a criminal and Internal Affairs investigation.

Officer Montanez has been on the Dallas Police Department since September 2010 and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

— DPD Media Relations

2 thoughts on “DPD Officer Arrested for DWI and Car Accident

  • July 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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    What is ‘Duty to give Information>$200’? Trying to bribe the arresting cop?

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  • July 11, 2012 at 10:47 am
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    After an accident you have a couple requirements by law. If there is any injury or property damage you have to to give the others involved your name, address and registration # of the car, driver’s license and insurance. If the other person is injured in some way that they can’t give this info or fulfill the above then the other party is required to report to the police.

    I looked it up as I was initially thinking that this was a sneaky way for the police to shelter one of their own from a “hit-and-run” charge by using that verbiage and charge. Now I am thinking that she either lied about her name, wouldn’t tell the other driver her information, or I was right and the arresting cop let her slide on the hit-and-run since she was going to get hit with the DWI anyways.

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