Police: West Melbourne officer involved in Orlando crash charged with DUI

ORLANDO, Fla. — A West Melbourne police officer was placed on administrative leave after being arrested on DUI charges following an early morning crash in Orlando on Friday.


Records show Officer Joshua Perez-Lopez was in his personal vehicle when he was involved in a crash along John Young Parkway near L.B. McLeod Road just before 3 a.m.

According to a report, Perez-Lopez’s breath “had the obvious odor of the impurities of alcoholic beverages” and he refused a breathalyzer test when asked by investigators.

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The report also states Perez-Lopez “appeared to have fallen asleep and was making noises consistent with snoring” during questioning.

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Perez-Lopez was booked into the Orange County jail on DUI with property damage and released on a $1,000 bond.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.