Officers say the department received calls of an officer sleeping in a marked patrol car on June 23rd.
The man behind the wheel was identified by his unit to Officer Frank Garcia, who has been with the department for more than two years.
Authorities say Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
The California Highway Patrol took over and arrested Garcia, who was later issued a citation to appear in court.
Officer Garcia is now on paid administrative leave since his arrest.
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