An off-duty Orange County sheriff's deputy has been charged with driving under the influence after causing two separate accidents within a 30-minute period.
Sheriff's deputies were called to an accident site in Dana Point where Deputy Allen James Waters, 36, crashed his car into another vehicle. An article from the L.A. Times says the deputies who arrived at the scene took a report and then permitted Waters to continue driving.
Approximately 30 minutes later, Waters crashed his car again, this time in Laguna Nigel. The impact of the collision forced the other vehicle to cross the center median and slam into a tree. The 78-year-passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
CHP officers said Waters showed signs of intoxication and brought him into police custody, where he was booked on DUI charges. He has since been released from custody.
The sheriff's department is now conducting an investigation to determine why the deputies allowed Waters to continue driving after the first accident.
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