Benton Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputy Found Drunk in a Car


An off-duty Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was cited for public intoxication by Rogers Police on Saturday, April 2.

Police were dispatched to S. 13th Place and West Linden St. to a call of a car stuck in the drainage area, the report states.

According to police, they found a black Hyundai in the middle of the field. Police say they saw tire tracks from the car “doing donuts” from the road to where the car was located in the field. Police approach the car and flashed a light in the window when a man, later identified as Benton County Deputy Sergio Vasquez, opened the door. 

Vasquez was reported be the only one in the car and to have red and glassy eyes and muddy boots. He told police he didn’t know how he got into the middle of the field and said he was passed out in the passenger seat.

Police noticed the car had temporary tags and found the car to be registered to a woman. Police also noticed footprints that were different than the shoes Vasquez was wearing, according to the report. 

In the report, Vasquez says he was trying call a Rogers Police officer who he was at a party with to come and pick him up. Vasquez says he was at a party when he got into an argument with someone and left the party on foot going towards Dixieland Road to about New Hope St., according to the report. 

Vasquez reportedly got a ride from a female in a black car and told her to take him home. He then says he passed out in the passenger seat because he was drunk, according to the report. Vasquez says he woke up to the officer flashing the light in the window. 

Police arrested Vasquez for public intoxication and took him to the Benton County jail to sober up. Vasquez was issued a citation. His court date is set for May 24 at 1:30 p.m.

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