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Nevada detective fired for driving squad car while drunk with alcohol and guns inside: report

 

A Nevada police officer has been fired after he was reportedly driving his squad car drunk with bottles of alcohol and weapons found inside the vehicle.

Mesquite police station. Gustavo Garcia, 35, was pulled over in his unmarked patrol car in Kingman, Arizona, after a caller said he was driving 30 mph on a highway with a speed limit of 65, KVVU-TV reported.

Garcia “wobbled” as he got out of the car and found it difficult to “keep his balance,” according to a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety obtained by the outlet.

Another member of the military was reported to have helped Garcia not fall, and a blood test showed that his blood alcohol content was 0.24, three times the legal limit.

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Police car Mesquite

The report states that a bottle of Jagermeister Cold Brew coffee and a full bottle of Jagermeister liquor were found inside a Chevy Equinox, “an unmarked patrol car issued by the Department of the City of Mesquite.”

Two pistols were also found inside the vehicle, a 9mm Glock 17 service weapon and a Glock 19 handgun believed to be Garcia’s personal possessions.

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Mesquite Police Department building in Mesquite, Nevada.

“After the completion of the internal investigation, Garcia was fired on Monday, January 9,” Police Sergeant Mesquita said. This was stated by Wyatt Oliver to KVVU-TV.

“Whenever an officer commits a crime, it is unacceptable, hurtful and extremely discouraging,” Mesquite Police Chief Macwad Chesley said in a statement following Garcia’s DUI arrest in November.

“Their actions not only undermine public confidence, but damage the reputation of our entire profession.”

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Historic Kingman, Arizona road sign above the entrance to the city.

Fox News Digital reached out to the city of Mesquite for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

Andrew Mark Miller is a writer for Fox News. Find him on Twitter @andymarkmiller and send tips to [email protected]

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