Austin police officer charged with B.W.I.

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by MORGAN CHESKY / KVUE NEWS

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Posted on July 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 4 at 3:33 AM

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX - Police arrested an off duty Austin police officer early Saturday morning for allegedly driving drunk on Lake Travis.

Officer Jason Powers Huskins was arrested on a boat near the mouth of Devil's Cove at Lake Travis. Police also arrested the boat's passenger, James Ryan Englehardt.

An arrest affadavit say police initially responded to a 911 call reporting a burglary at a home located near Devil's Cove. Police say Englehardt drove a boat to shore then let Huskins take the driver's seat to put the boat in neutral.

While Huskins waited, records show Englehardt admitted to stealing a golf cart, driving up to a stranger's house, then walking inside to make a sandwich. The homeowner confronted Englehardt, then called 911. Police found Englehardt and Huskins in a boat nearby, smelling of alcohol and slurring their speech with glassy eyes. Both men refused breath tests and were charged with Boating While Intoxicated.

Saturday Englehardt and officer Huskins were released from Travis County Jail. Austin Police say they will begin an internal investigation into the situation starting Monday.

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