Cop who received award for busting drunk drivers gets busted driving drunk

A California police officer who once received an award for arresting drunk drivers was arrested this weekend for driving under the influence, KCRA reported.

From KCRA:

The California Highway Patrol arrested Raymond Barrantes just before noon Saturday after a San Joaquin County deputy saw Barrantes driving and suspected DUI, according to the West Sacramento Police Department. Barrantes was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp, but he has since bailed out.

West Sacramento police confirmed with KCRA 3 that a photo posted on the department’s Facebook page in April 2015 showed Barrantes receiving an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD. The caption of the photo said Barrantes and another officer got the award “for having the most DUI arrests for our Agency in 2014.”

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