Memphis police officer, charged with DUI, faces judge

(WMC-TV) – Ryan Mendoza, Memphis police officer who has been charged with DUI, will go before a judge Wednesday.

Police say Mendoza crashed his truck on Interstate 40 at the Appling exit in East Memphis. Investigators say the truck rolled over after hitting two traffic signs.

According to police, Mendoza refused the sobriety test and was charged. The officer is on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

He has been on the police force since 2007. Mendoza was most recently assigned to the Old Allen Station.

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