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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

With rumors swirling over the past six weeks, the California Highway Patrol has launched an internal affairs inquiry focused on one question.

Did one or more of its traffic officer’s give a pass to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s captain caught driving an unmarked department vehicle in the Cajon Pass while intoxicated?

Multiple incidents involving the same sheriff’s employee have been alleged.

In one incident a sheriff’s station on-duty watch commander (sergeant) was called to the scene to give the individual a ride home.

The CHP has, for decades, mainatined a zero tolerance policy on DUI arrests. In other words, no one gets a pass.

A high-profile offender might not get immediately booked. But they will be charged.

Hypothetically, if all this plays out as factual, nothing would happen to the sheriff’s employee. But the CHP employee, or employees, could face termination.

The matter is being handled by the CHP Inland Division, located on Briar Road in San Bernardino.