An officer with the Apopka Police Department was arrested in Lake County on Monday and charged with driving under the influence in a marked APD vehicle.
According to the arrest report, at approximately 6 pm on July 4th, the Eustis Police Department responded to a complaint about a vehicle driving recklessly. After locating the vehicle at the intersection of South Avenue and South Center Street in Eustis and stopping it, they arrested Oscar Mayorga, an officer in the uniform patrol division with the APD for five years.
The Apopka Police Department released the following statement on Mayorga's arrest:
"On July 04, 2022, the Apopka Police Department was notified by the Eustis Police Department that they had conducted a traffic stop on an Apopka Police Officer in his marked agency vehicle and agency issued uniform, for suspicion of driving under the influence. The Eustis Police Department conducted their investigation and arrested the officer for driving under the influence. After the Eustis Police Department completed their investigation, members of the Apopka Police Department responded to the scene to recover the agency vehicle and officer’s equipment. The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an administrative review of the incident, in accord ance with Florida Statute 112.532."
After review of all the documentation available today, Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley has changed Officer Mayorga’s status to “suspended without pay”.
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