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LAPD Narcotics Officer Accused of Drunk Driving

November 25, 2000

RESEDA — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving after he ran a red light and injured another driver, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. at Wilbur Avenue and Sherman Way. Police found Officer Humberto Najera, 27, in his car about half a block away and arrested him, said Officer Eduardo Funes, an LAPD spokesman. The driver of the vehicle Najera allegedly collided with, a 66-year-old man, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Najera is assigned to an LAPD narcotics unit, Funes said. The LAPD is investigating the accident.

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