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Miami police arrest fellow officer for DUI after he was found passed out in car with gun

Miami police arrested and charged one of their own with driving under the influence after he was allegedly found passed out in a car with a gun.

According to an arrest affidavit, Miami police were dispatched just before 7 p.m. Tuesday to a location where Joevanih Sauvagere, 31, was being detained in the back of a police vehicle.

When the responding officer opened the door to speak with Sauvagere, they “smelled a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” emitting from his breath, the affidavit said.

Sauvagere was also reported to have “bloodshot, watery eyes” and droopy eyelids.

Sauvagere was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for reported stomach pain, but he refused to provide a blood sample, according to local WSVN.

Sauvagere has been released from custody, according to reports, but the Miami Police Department has not said whether his job is in jeopardy as a result of the DUI charge.

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