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Texas Game Warden charged with DWI in Edinburg, placed on administrative leave

Texas Game Warden charged with DWI in Edinburg, placed on administrative leave
8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, September 22 2023 Sep 22, 2023 September 22, 2023 1:18 PM September 22, 2023 in News - Local

An employee with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and crashing into construction machinery in Edinburg.

Edinburg police received a call Friday morning from a concerned citizen about a green pickup truck swerving in the area of East University Drive and Raul Longoria Road, according to a news release.

The release says shortly after the first call, a second caller reported a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department vehicle struck construction machinery in the same area and fled the scene.

Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the 600 block of East Cano Street. They then made contact with Texas Game Warden Jared Max Self, according to the release.

The release says Self showed signs of intoxication and stumbled while talking to officers.

Self was arraigned Friday afternoon and was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

He has been placed on administrative leave pending a complete investigation.

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