SAN ANTONIO -- A Bexar County deputy already on leave after being arrested late last year has found herself in trouble with the law once again.

Deputy Susanna Cervantes has been on leave since last November after SAPD officers say she kicked the windows out of a patrol car following a domestic disturbance call.

Thursday night SAPD received a call that a woman was driving erratically in a parking lot near Braun Road and Loop 1604.

A patrol officer witnessed Cervantes drive her car into concrete poles surrounding a propane tank, back up her car then hit the poles a second time, according to SAPD.

The officer pulled Cervantes out, but a struggle took place and Cervantes reached for something in the middle console. She was eventually subdued and Tasered.

Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says the deputy fell short of the standards set for people working for her office.

Fearing for her life, our officer deployed her Taser, at which point the suspect ripped the Taser probes out of her body, and continued her tirade, trying to get back into the console of the car, said Sgt. Javier Salazer with SAPD.

Deputy Cervantes was Tasered a second time and other SAPD officers eventually arrived and were able to arrest her.

She reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test, so SAPD obtained a warrant and drew her blood. She has now been charged with DWI, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Cervantes, who joined the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in March 2008, is a detention officer at the Bexar County Detention Center.

Cervantes was placed in the Bexar County Detention Center. She remains on unpaid leave while SAPD and BCSO continue the investigation.

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