POSTED: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 6:37pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 1:03pm
We have new details tonight in the prior arrests of police officer Alberto Madrid. He was arrested this week after police say he stole a money box from a wedding.
Back in 2002 he was arrested twice; both of those charges were eventually dismissed.
Witnesses says Madrid was driving a truck and hit a power pole. Then they say Madrid drove away from the scene and eventually stopped in a parking lot.
A witness named Jose Gomez went up to Madrid in the parking lot to ask if he was ok. He says Madrid then pushed his chest, causing him to fall backward.
When officers arrived they detected a strong odor of alcohol on Madrid's breath. Both of those charges were dismissed.
We are requesting the case information for Madrid's second driving while intoxicated arrest, another case that county records show was dismissed. We have not been able to get a hold of Madrid to hear his side of the story.