- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials say a Travis County detective has been fired after he was arrested and charged with drunken driving over the weekend.

A spokesman for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office says 47-year-old James Sapp was terminated Monday after he was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities say Sapp was arrested Sunday night after a police officer saw his vehicle swerving in Cedar Park.

According to an arrest affidavit, Sapp showed signs of intoxication during a field sobriety test. The officer said he also found prescription pills in Sapp’s pocket and a gun in his vehicle.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Sapp had worked for 24 years at the sheriff’s office. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.


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