University of Arizona police sergeant arrested for DUI, other charges

TUCSON, AZ - A University of Arizona Police Department sergeant has been arrested after crashing a department vehicle while on duty.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Tucson police cited and released the 27-year-old on Saturday night for DUI and other charges.

Sgt. Pete Dugan says the sergeant crashed the marked SUV into a traffic sign and then struck a cement wall on an Interstate 10 frontage road, near Speedway Boulevard.

Dugan says no one was injured.

Authorities say the sergeant is accused of several offenses including super extreme DUI, having a blood alcohol content of .20 or greater and criminal damage.

A UA police spokesman says the sergeant has been with the department since 2009 and returned a month ago from serving in Afghanistan with the Army Air National Guard.

ABC15 is not identifying the suspect because he has not been formally charged.

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