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Off-duty El Paso Police officer charged with DWI after Saturday morning wreck

El Paso Police charged one of its own officers with Driving While Intoxicated after an early morning wreck Saturday.

Thomas Sneed, 38, was driving a Dodge Ram north on Piedras when he allegedly struck a parked Mazda 3 on the 2300 block of N. Piedras, police said. That is about a mile away from El Paso Police headquarters.

Two occupants in the Mazda 3, identified by police as 34-year-old Israel Gallegos and 33-year-old Joseph Peterson, were not hurt, police said.

A female passenger in Sneed’s pickup, identified by police as 34-year-old Andrea Zendejas, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Zendejas was featured prominently on episodes of the Lifetime series “Live PD.”

Police allegedly found Sneed to be intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for DWI and booked into the El Paso County Jail.

Police said Sneed is a two-and-a-half year veteran of the El Paso Police Department. He has been placed on administrative duties while an administrative investigation is conducted.

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