An off-duty Bakersfield police officer was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of drunken driving, police said. 

Officer Anthony Berumen, who has been with the department since July 2013, was stopped by the California Highway Patrol around 1:30 a.m. at Fruitvale Avenue and Rosedale Highway, police said.

CHP officers determined Berumen was intoxicated, according to police. They issued him a citation and released him. 

Police said Berumen has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

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The article's heading says the off duty police officer was arrested. When reading the article it says that the officer was giving a citation and released. If it was an average Joe, he would have been not only arrested with handcuffs on and taken to jail. Obviously, the law does not apply to law enforcement officers and all the way up the judicial system when their own are involved. These actions show a silent corruption cover up. Who is the CHP officer that did not arrest the drunk off duty BPD officer? He should be fired! Guess what? Nothing is going to happen to him. Most likely he will get a medal of Honor.
Long live the best judicial system in the world!

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