Merced Police Detective Arrested for DUI

Merced, CA 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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