AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana, 33, wasarrested Monday night for drunk driving in Leander, according topolice reports.
Quintana is the officer who was involved in the controversialshooting of
Quintana was arrested early Tuesday morning and taken to theWilliamson County Jail. According to an arrest warrant, officersfound Quintana at the scene of a crash around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.His SUV appeared to have been wrecked and the tires were flat.Officers said they smelled alcohol on Quintana's breath, but herefused a breathalyzer test at the scene. He was released on a$1,000 bond just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.
"The whole Austin police community is devastated by the news ofthe arrest," said Wayne Vincent, President of the Austin PoliceAssociation. "The charge that is alleged is so uncharacteristic ofthe Lenny that we know, we're just kind of in shock."
Nathaniel Sanders' parents filed a federal civil rights lawsuitagainst Quintana shortly after the shooting. On Monday, Quintanawas questioned in that case for more than six hours, according toSander's family attorney Adam Loewy.
"These are serious charges, but let's also remember that this isan alleged type deal right now," said Vincent. "We don't have anyof the facts and there will be a process to go through wheneverybody will learn exactly what happened.
Quintana has been placed on restrictive duty following his DUIarrest.
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