Merced Police Detective Arrested for DUI

May 27, 2009 7:50:08 PM PDT
A police detective in Merced has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk ... his second DUI arrest in less than six months.Hector Ortiz was taken into custody early Monday morning after he reportedly rear-ended another car near Merced College.

Ortiz was arrested back in January. Officers pulled his car over for a traffic violation.

He was given a sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

The Merced Police Department says Detective Hector Ortiz has been placed on leave pending the investigation.

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