A Belle Isle Police Division officer resigned Monday after he was arrested for driving beneath the affect in Volusia County, in keeping with Chief Laura Houston.
Ivar Ruiz, 33, was arrested round 3:00 a.m. close to DeLand, taken to Volusia County jail and launched on a $1,500 bond, on-line data present. The arrest report was not instantly out there.
“I’m very upset to be taught of this arrest,” Houston mentioned in a press release. “As regulation enforcement officers, we’re held to the best requirements of conduct whether or not on obligation or off obligation.”
Ruiz was beforehand arrested for DUI by a Volusia County deputy in 2019, court docket data present.
He entered a plea settlement, was positioned on 12 months probation and ordered to take an alcohol schooling security course, in keeping with court docket data.
Ruiz was employed by the Belle Isle Police Division in 2017 and labored as a patrol officer, Houston mentioned.
He was initially positioned on go away with out pay after his newest DUI arrest, however submitted his resignation on Monday, which Houston mentioned she accepted.
The police division will conduct prison and inside investigations, Houston mentioned, and the ultimate reviews will probably be made public.