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Off duty officer charged with DUI after hitting a patrol car

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An off-duty Delray beach police detective is facing a DUI charge after crashing his unmarked patrol car into a sheriff’s office vehicle, according to an arrest report.

According to reports, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy spotted Luis Carlos Bonet driving the wrong way late Wednesday night and activated his flashing lights to get the driver’s attention. Bonet, the Delray Beach police detective, bumped into the front of the deputy’s car and stopped, an arrest report said. No one was injured.

According to arrest reports, the deputy said Bonet’s eyes were closed and he appeared to be asleep. Bonet’s eyes were described as red, and glassy, he had slurred speech, an odor of alcohol on his breath, and was unsteady on his feet. He told investigators he had two Long Island iced teas while working a case in a bar in Delray Beach and then headed home.

He first declined a roadside sobriety test, but eventually took it and failed.

He was released from jail on Thursday.

The Sun Sentinel reported that Bonet was placed on administrative leave with pay.