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New Mexico State Police Agent John Lytle has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested by Albuquerque police at 9 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to a State Police news release.
Lytle, who is assigned to the State Police Investigations Bureau, was driving an unmarked police vehicle at the time of his arrest, the news release said.
"The arrest of Agent Lytle is very disappointing and will be dealt with very swiftly," State Police Chief Faron Segotta said in the release. "I would like to reassure the citizens of New Mexico that incidents such as this illustrate the DWI problem in New Mexico and than no one is immune from it."
Segotta went on to say that the State Police remains "committed to fighting the war on DWI," and that the agency intends to make even more DWI arrests this year than the more than 3,400 arrests it posted in 2006.
A Minneapolis police officer was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, police said.
Authorities said James K. Brickley, 38, was arrested overnight Thursday for a second DUI. He was stopped in Ramsey County and is a cop in Northeast Minneapolis.
Police said Brickley has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome in Ramsey County court and of an internal investigation.
Brickley is being held at the Ramsey County Jail