FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy pleaded not guilty to hit and run charges in court, Wednesday morning.
According to officials, BSO Deputy Santiago Mayorga entered his plea to hit and run charges after, investigators said, the 22-year-old side-swiped a woman’s car and then fled the scene, July 4.
Mayorga also faced drug possession charges. When deputies searched his home and patrol car, they reported to have found marijuana, LSD and Adderall.
However, prosecutors separated these charges from the case since Mayorga agreed to enter a drug treatment program.
Mayorga was not on duty at the time of the crash.
The deputy was relieved of duty and suspended with pay.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.