- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested and accused of driving his police patrol unit while intoxicated.

The Police Department says 28-year-old Joshua Malecki was arrested Wednesday night after his vehicle struck a curb, damaging two left-side tires.

Department spokeswoman Celina Espinoza says the department “is committed to taking swift action in this case” but must follow policy and rules set out in the collective bargaining agreement with the union representing officers.

No phone is listed for Malecki and it’s not immediately known whether he has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Malecki has been with the department since November 2010.


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