Converse police officer charged with DWI resigns from department

Officer Juston Alexander, 23, resigns after being placed on administrative duty

Juston Alexander booking photo (KSAT 12)

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Officer Juston Alexander resigned from the Converse Police Department Dec. 2, effective immediately.

“The Converse Police Department will not tolerate incidents such as this by any member of the Converse Police Department and will take the just and appropriate actions,” Chief Bobby Lane said in a written statement released Monday.

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A Converse police officer accused of driving drunk flipped his vehicle several times and told officers he was not behind the wheel, San Antonio police records obtained Wednesday show.

Officer Juston Alexander, 23, was taken into custody Friday night after the single-vehicle crash at Applewhite Rd. and S. Zarzamora St., on the city’s South Side.

A witness told San Antonio police Alexander was weaving in and out of traffic before he crashed into a ditch, a warrant to draw Alexander’s blood states.

A second witness said Alexander’s vehicle flipped several times and that he was the only person inside when onlookers went to pull him from the wrecked vehicle.

Alexander had a strong odor of intoxicants, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet, the warrant states.

He told police he was a passenger in the vehicle and that the driver ran away.

A search of the area conducted by SAPD officers found no other people.

Alexander refused to provide the arresting officer his information and would not take part in a standard field sobriety test, according to the warrant.

Alexander was then taken into custody and booked for DWI.

Converse Police Department Chief Bobby Lane told KSAT Wednesday that Alexander has been placed on administrative duty and assigned to desk work, pending an internal investigation.

Alexander is scheduled to be arraigned in County Court 1 on Dec. 27, court records show.


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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.