Off-duty Waco police officer arrested and charged with DWI

Posted at 9:36 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 14:26:50-05

An off-duty officer was arrested and charged with DWI, Waco police said. 

The officer, identified as Patrick McKnight, was arrested outside of the city limits by DPS.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. David Roberts said around 3:30 p.m. McKnight was driving a 2008 Ford pickup when he lost control and skidded off the roadway before striking a fence. 

Roberts said McKnight was arrested after attempting a serious of field sobriety tests. A blood alcohol sample was taken from McKnight and results are pending. 

"Obviously, as a department, we are extremely disappointed anytime one of our employees puts themselves in a position for this to happen," said Sgt. Patrick Swanton. 

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, police said. 

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