Fort Worth officer arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated

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A Fort Worth police officer is under investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs unit after his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of operating a boat while intoxicated, a police spokeswoman said Monday.

Officer B.A. Leboeuf was arrested about 11 p.m. Saturday by a game warden while boating on Eagle Mountain Lake, said officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman.

Leboeuf, who was off duty, faces charges of boating while intoxicated and endangering a child, Neal said in a news release.

Game wardens on Monday did not immediately return calls seeking more information.

On Friday, an off-duty Fort Worth officer and his wife were injured when the motorcycle they were riding and a pickup collided in southwest Arlington, police reported.

Officer Rochon Nichols and his wife, Cathleen, were in fair condition Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The pickup pulled in front of Nichols’ motorcycle in the 7800 block of South Cooper Street, Arlington police reported. The pickup driver was cited for failure to yield right of way.

Arlington officers reported that they suspected that Nichols had been drinking. The department is awaiting the results of a blood test to determine whether to pursue the case, a spokeswoman said.

Neal said Fort Worth police officials were aware of the motorcycle wreck and were “investigating both of these incidents.”

The two cases are the latest involving Fort Worth police officers suspected of alcohol-related offenses. Among them was Paul Henderson, Chief Jeff Halstead’s former chief of staff, who was fired in May after being arrested in December on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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