Off Duty MPD Officer Arrested After DUI Crash

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(Memphis) A Memphis Police officer is off the job after being arrested for driving under the influence and crashing his truck.

Officer Ryan Mendoza is charged with Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Leave Scene of Accident- PD Only, and Financial Responsibility.

Police found Medoza’s abandoned, crashed truck early Monday morning near I-40 and Appling Road.

According to police, “Officers checked the residence of Mr. Mendoza, at which time he was located. Mendoza appeared to be intoxicated with bloodshot watery eyes and a mild smell of intoxicates. Ryan Mendoza further advised that was driving the vehicle when the crash occurred.”

Mendoza, who has been relieved of duty with pay, is assigned to Old Allen Station.