KHOU/KVUE by Shelton Green - March 30, 2012
MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas – A police officer working in a small community 30 miles south of Austin is now engaged in a fight to keep his job after he was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in his marked patrol car. Around 1:15 Wednesday afternoon, Officer Jacob Cuevas was spotted by a passerby in Guadalupe County, a little more than 40 miles from Mustang Ridge, slumped over the steering wheel of his patrol car. Cuevas was off-duty and in plain clothes, and it isn’t known why he was in his police unit. Guadalupe County Sheriff Deputies say when they arrived they saw Cuevas driving on FM 621. When he was pulled over, deputies said they could smell alcohol on Cuevas and they also said that he appeared intoxicated. Cuevas was arrested and charged with DWI. He was taken to the Guadalupe County Jail in Seguin. “Well shoot he should be fired because I feel a police officer is supposed to be upstanding in the community, they represent the community,” said W. Williams, a Bastrop County resident who frequently drives to Mustang Ridge. Cuevas posted a $10,000 bond and was on administrative leave, pending the outcome of his case.