Santiago Mayorga, a deputy with the Broward, Florida sheriff’s office, was arrested for a DUI hit-and-run crash this week. He faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident and possession of illegal drugs. Mayorga was held at Broward County Jail for one night in lieu of a $3,200 bond. A spokesperson from the sheriff’s office said Mayorga, 22, was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation on the recommendation of medical personnel at Broward County Jail. News sources did not specify a lawyer for Mayorga.
According to the arrest report, the alleged car crash occurred where Interstate 95 merges onto Copans Road at around 10:00 p.m. on July 4. Mayorga was driving his patrol car when he purportedly crashed into a 2012 Mazda driven by Penny Reynolds. Mayorga’s Ford Crown Victoria hit the rear corner of Reynolds’ car and sideswiped the driver’s side before allegedly taking off.