Ft. Worth police officer accused of DWI

An officer with the Fort Worth Police Department was arrested early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Officer Evan Geraghty Wincovitch was arrested, according to officials with the Fort Worth Police Department. Fort Worth police found Wincovitch operating a vehicle when they responded to a car crash just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 8300 block of Randol Mill Road.

He has since been placed on restricted duty status, meaning his gun and badge have been confiscated and he cannot act as a peace officer in any way.

Wincovitch has been with the police department since February 2008.

He was arrested in 2010, when police say he wrecked his truck in Saginaw, abandoned it near train tracks and was arrested in a nearby parking lot for public intoxication.

In that case, he served a three-day suspension and completed the department's anti-drinking classes.

At the time, then-Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead was cracking down on a growing number of Fort Worth officers arrested for alcohol-related arrests.

Wincovitch bonded out of the Mansfield jail on Tuesday night. His father, Evan Wincovitch, Sr., told FOX 4 that his son is a good police officer who struggles with a drinking problem.

"He's been on the TV before. That time that the woman's van got carjacked with all the kids in it, he was the guy that caught him, got the kids back to their mom," said Wincovitch, Sr. "…Everybody that knows him knows he's a good guy, and apparently there's something that needs to be dealt with."

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