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Avondale animal control officer arrested in Tempe

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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:15 pm

An Avondale animal control officer has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, Tempe police said.

Tempe Police Sgt. Mike Pooley said the officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon near Broadway Road and Price Freeway.

Sgt. Mathew Hintz, spokesman for the Avondale Police Department, said the officer was in full uniform and was driving a City of Avondale Police Tahoe at the time of the arrest.

Hintz said the officer was in the area on a business-related matter. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

A photo sent into ABC15 shows the police vehicle apparently crashed into a fire hydrant.

Avondale police is fully cooperating with the Tempe Police Department.

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