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Cop, Running for Political Office, Found Wasted on Duty in His Patrol Car With Vodka and Pills

Bastrop County, TX — Deputy Fred Ensinger is trying to make a name for himself in Bastrop county, Texas. He donned the sheriff’s uniform last September, after starting as a jailer in May. He is also running for the county’s Precinct 3 Commissioner as the Republican candidate.

However, he’s going about it the wrong way. Winning the trust and respect of local citizens won’t happen if you keep getting found drunk in your patrol car while on duty.

When Ensinger radioed in Friday morning, dispatchers noticed that his speech was “slurred” and did not make sense. Doing the responsible thing, they notified the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 8:30 in the morning, a sergeant found Ensinger sitting in his car at a mobile home park, smelling of alcohol, next to a backpack with an open bottle of vodka and an empty bottle of prescription pills.

The sergeant did the brave and responsible thing by arresting Ensinger, just like any other citizen, and took him to the sheriff’s office for testing. He underwent a breathalyzer test but refused a blood draw. Texas law requires a person to take a breath or blood test if they are arrested for a DWI.

After the breath test, Ensinger was booked into the county jail for driving while intoxicated with an open container. It does not appear that the prescription pill bottle was a matter of concern for the department, however. Ensinger was released on a $10,000 bond.

Deputy Ensinger is on paid administrative leave while the department “investigates the incident.” There does not seem to be much more to find out, considering the details already recorded in the sergeant’s affidavit. Since Ensinger was booked into jail, it is assumed that his breath test was above the legal limit. One would assume that a cop being drunk on duty in a patrol car would result in his termination.

In neighboring Austin, the Police Chief has implemented a zero-tolerance policy to drunk driving for officers and support staff, even if criminal charges are dismissed. An employee will be automatically fired if the investigation finds that he or she drove drunk.

Ensinger’s campaign as Precinct 3 Commissioner is likely dead in the water, unless constituents feel that somehow his behavior was excusable. The Republican chairman seems to think that nothing is certain.

I cannot comment on the accuracy of the charges but certainly our conduct as officeholders or candidates does matter to the voting public,” said Bastrop County Republican Party Chairman Albert Ellison.

Drunk driving appears to be a common behavior for these politicians. The guy who beat Ensinger in 2012, John Klaus, was arrested for DWI just weeks into his term and he is still the commissioner.

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  • The People’s Candidate, clearly

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  • Something tells me he still will get elected

  • are you kidding? this will guarantee election.. heck.. may even be bumped to governor..

  • Didn’t stop Marion Barry

  • Look, as long as he had a couple of loaded firearms with him he will be fine. Come on, this is America, this is probably the start of his run for Presidency.

  • Never underestimate the gross stupidity of the average American ….

  • Small county. You’d be surprised at the crap the small town/county cops get away with…well maybe not too surprised.

  • yes he will. people are stupid

  • He can probably get a job working with Trumps campaign people./

  • He’s running on the Republican ticket in Texas?.. He’ll win by a landslide!…

  • The real tragedy is that if he was popular enough to get elected before this revelation, he’ll probably still get elected. SMH

  • On his way to suicide?

  • dont bet on it

  • He will win on a landslide! $ he has my vote. ….crazy. ..Texas. ..

  • Not surprising, we have a dude who just has money and has been on tv running for our highest office, why not a wasted cop? Some americans really don’t give a shit about our integrity anymore, they want to hear whatever makes them happy.

    • Just has money???

    • Linwood T Young Yeah, trump has money and has been on tv, thats why people like him. Please name some other reason that people look up to the guy, and make it factual, god knows we’ve all heard all your bs “he says whats on his mind, and he wants to make america great again”

  • He’s likely to get PharmaCorp sponsorship for sure.


  • sure he will, he’ll just blame Obama

  • He’ll probably get promoted

  • He’d fit right in with the rest of them!

  • Wouldn’t bet on that.

  • Shame! he seems to hae a good handle on political office.

  • Are you kidding? This is EXACTLY the type of cop most departments are looking for (and all too often finding) … 🙁

  • The Job is His lol

  • He will probably get the job he has all the right characteristics for the job

  • He will probably get elected again.Think Mayor Marion Barry and crack

  • typical cop behaviour

  • Watching too much Longmire…

  • The new sheriff in my county (Sheriff Lewis in Mesa County, CO) was sued for excessive force and he paid a settlement in civil court while he was a deputy. Was still elected sheriff because the media doesn’t report that shit. People are stupid and don’t research, this douche bag will likely win just because he is the incumbent. The truth doesn’t enter politics.

  • I think hes still got a chance. Look at the people with worse records that have been re-elected.

  • Was he at least sharing his pills?

  • Sounds like the perfect candidate for leader of a collapsing Empire.

  • Perfect politician calibre then!

  • Depends on what county he is running in. These people in my area would still elect him.

  • I think you are wrong. It seems like the worse the behavior of the cop the better in this country.

  • It’s Texas, who are you kidding!

  • scumbag

  • would it be any less harmful if he were not a cop? Yes, people drink and abuse drugs. More disposable income they have and stupider they are more they abuse.

    • more harmful if he’s a cop “on duty”… u see that big gun on his waist?

  • thought it was a compulsory activity for american cops… and they also get guns?????