The Bexar County Sheriff's Office terminated a dispatcher Saturday after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) early this morning.
Vanessa Flores, 39, was arrested by San Antonio police Saturday at about 4 a.m. for DWI. Sheriff Javier Salazar served Flores a notice of proposed dismissal after her previous DWI arrest IN 2011. She was convicted in 2013 for obstruction of a highway while intoxicated.
“The history of her behavior and personal decisions is what has brought us to this point," Salazar said. "Her past history has clearly demonstrated a lack of accountability in the past. I personally served this employee with a proposed dismissal and we are handling this case administratively as swiftly and severely as allowable in accordance with civil service rules and guidelines. As I’ve stated before, any employee who decides to put the community at risk by driving while intoxicated will not be tolerated and will do all that is within my power to separate them from this agency in order to maintain the integrity of the Sheriff’s Office."
Flores worked as a dispatcher since Sept. 11, 2006.