|James Sapp Arrest Photo|
Officials have announced that a Travis County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after he was arrested and charged with drunken driving over the weekend.
According to a spokesman for the Travis County Sheriff's Office, 47-year-old James Sapp was terminated Monday after he was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
Sapp was arrested Sunday night after a police officer saw his vehicle swerving in Cedar Park.
The arrest affidavit alleges that Sapp showed signs of intoxication during a field sobriety test. The officer said he also found prescription pills in Sapp's pocket and a gun in his vehicle.
Sapp had worked for 24 years at the sheriff's office.