Roy Marquez: DWI Cop Gets Hit with DWI
HPD Sgt. Roy Marquez, DWI cop
A veteran Houston DWI cop has been charged with DWI after he ran a red light and tests showed he had a .127 blood-alcohol, according to court documents.
Sgt. Roy Marquez, 37, was arrested on his birthday Sunday after a non-injury accident at the intersection of Red Bluff and the Beltway 8 frontage road in Pasadena.
He told cops he had had two beers at a friend's house, the documents show, but officers detected "the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath," along with "red, watery eyes, slurred speech and a sway."
Marquez, a ten-year HPD veteran who serves in traffic enforcement dealing with DWIs, refused a breath test.
"Due to the fact that Marquez was a police officer," the court documents say, the investigating officer "asked if he had a weapon on him or in his vehicle. Marquez advised [the officer] that he had a handgun in the driver's-side door pocket of his wrecked vehicle."
The gun was actually found on the dashboard, the court documents say.
He's been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation.
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