West Melbourne officer arrested, faces DUI charges, police say

Officer Joshua Perez-Lopez faces charges of DUI with property damage, police said

Police lights at a crime scene. (WDIV)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A West Melbourne police officer was arrested on suspicion of DUI Friday, according to the West Melbourne Police Department.

The department stated in a Facebook post that Officer Joshua Perez-Lopez was arrested by the Orlando Police Department earlier Friday morning on charges of DUI with property damage.

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Perez-Lopez is set to be placed on administrative leave as investigators look into the incident, police said.

“In the interest of transparency, we chose to proactively share this information with the community we serve,” WMPD stated in the post.

News 6 has reached out to Orlando police, who confirmed the details of Perez-Lopez’s arrest.

An investigation is ongoing. Check back with News 6 for updates.

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