Dallas Officer Arrested on Family Violence Assault, DWI Charges: Police

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A Dallas police officer is on leave after he was arrested on three charges Sunday, according to the police department.

The Colony police arrested John Vasquez Jr. on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence, driving while intoxicated, interference with emergency request for assistance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, Dallas police said.

Officers responded to a disturbance early Sunday morning and learned that a woman had been assaulted by a man with whom she had a "dating relationship," The Colony police said.

Police said officer conducted a traffic stop of Vasquez near the woman's home and the Dallas officer corroborated the woman's statement regarding the disturbance.

He was arrested and booked into The Colony jail.

The Colony Police Departmet

Vasquez has been with the Dallas Police Department since September 2013 and is assigned to the northwest patrol division.

He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation, police said.

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