Police Dispatcher Attempted to Use Position to Avoid DWI Arrest


SAN ANTONIO, TX – Weeks after being arrested for DWI, an Alamo College Police Department dispatcher still has a job –– even after she tried to use her position to avoid being arrested.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, on June 17th at approximately around 2:15 a.m. officers pulled Kimberly Cabello over after they observed her going 20 mph over the speed limit.

Police officers say Cabello was "dismissive" of the officer and refused to comply when asked to exit the vehicle. Cabello eventually got out of her SUV and repeatedly told the officer she was a peace officer. She would eventually admit she had been at a downtown bar and consumed 3 to 4 beers.

Cabello then asked the officer to "give her a break." When the officer asked what she meant, Cabello stated she lived down the street and that no one had to know the incident occurred.

The officer told Cabello he was not  going to do that so she then stated he should “because she is law enforcement too." After refusing to take a field sobriety test, the officer arrested Cablleo.

Cabello had been employed as a dispatcher for the Alamo Colleges Police Department since June 1st. According to the college, Cabello was not fired from her job because driving was not a requirement for her job.

They issued the following statement:

 “Cabello and the ACPD have made the appropriate notifications to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as mandated due to her licensing status. ACPD and the Alamo Colleges District are also following protocols related to this type of incident. We will allow the investigation and legal actions to take place before further comments, and will take any further necessary actions as the investigation continues and if the employee is found guilty.”

According to local media outlets, before working as a dispatcher, Cabello has worked as a peace officer in another department.

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I am actually surprised they didn't let her go. You notice we haven't heard anything about that police officer that crashed into cars while drunk here in san angelo last year. I suspect the only reason she wasn't let go was because she didn't have an actual badge. I would be willing to bet that they will give her a super cushy deal after this blows over in a few months though.

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