Aaron Rodarte, the Dallas Police Department officer arrested for DWI in Highland Park early Sunday morning, was found passed out in his BMW at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Roland Avenue, according to Highland Park police.
Officers pounded on Rodarte's windows to wake him up. When he finally did and got out of the car, he stunk of booze and flunked a field sobriety test, the officers said. As the Highland Park officers thought he was a threat to himself and others, they attempted to arrest Rodarte. He ran from the officers on foot but was quickly caught.
Later, Rodarte's breath sample would test at 0.114 and 0.111 BAC, both more than the Texas legal limit of .08 BAC.
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Rodarte has been charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest, both misdemeanors, and was released from Dallas County Jail after posting bond.