Florida Officer faces Charges for Hit-and-run Crash

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 06:21:49-04

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Broward Sheriff's deputy is facing charges after officials say he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Pompano Beach.

Media outlets report that 22-year-old Deputy Santiago Mayorga has been suspended with pay and relieved of his badge following his arrest Tuesday.

The BSO says Mayorga was in his patrol cruiser when he side-swiped another car on Monday evening.

Several Broward Sheriff's Office units responded to Mayorga's Pompano Beach home, where they say they found drug paraphernalia and marijuana in plain view. Detectives say they also found a marijuana grinder, a cigarette wrapper with an unknown chalky substance and marijuana residue in his marked car.

Mayorga faces several charges, including leaving the scene of the crash. It's unclear if he has an attorney.