11 Call for Action: El Paso County deputy arrested for DUI

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested for DUI.

11 News learned that 26-year-old Andrew Acosta was off duty at the time of the arrest. Acosta is also facing charges of prohibited use of a weapon because he reportedly had a gun on him while he was under the influence of alcohol. Sources tell 11 News the gun was his duty weapon.

The arrest happened on April 14 in the parking lot of Fuzzy's Tacos in northeast Colorado Springs. Sources say when police arrived on scene, Deputy Acosta was sleeping inside a running vehicle in the parking lot.

11 News reached out to Acosta and he had no comment on the arrest.

Acosta was hired in 2016 and works at the jail. The sheriff's office says he is on unpaid administrative leave until the investigation is complete. The Colorado Springs Police Department is handling the investigation.