Deputy fired after DWI arrest

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy was fired following his weekend arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.

A Cedar Park officer stopped Deputy James Bishop Sapp on Sunday night after watching his Jeep swerve along Bell Boulevard, according the probable cause affidavit for his arrest. The officer wrote that there was a strong smell of alcohol in the car. Sapp performed several field sobriety tests before deciding he didn’t want to continue.

According to the affidavit, a search of Sapp’s Jeep turned up two pills as well as handgun on the floorboard of the vehicle. As a result, Sapp faces a charge of unlawfully carrying of a weapon and two charges of possession along with DWI.

He was booked into the Williamson County Jail where he posted bond and was released.

Read the Affidavit:

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