A San Diego Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and attempting to enter the Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado without clearance.
The incident caused the base to temporarily lock down and close several gates while security personnel checked the rest of the base.
The deputy allegedly tried to drive past the main gates of the base without permission, prompting military guards to shoot at his car.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
The deputy, Sergeant Michael Cruz, was off duty at the time of the incident and has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The Sheriff’s Internal Affairs is currently investigating the incident, and the department has stated that it will hold employees accountable for criminal behavior.
Cruz has worked for the Sheriff’s department for 16 years.
He was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and was booked and released on his own recognizance pending future court dates.
The investigation is ongoing, and further updates will be provided as they become available.