Off-duty Bakersfield police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI

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An off-duty Bakersfield police officer was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Officer Anthony Berumen was stopped by the California Highway Patrol at Fruitvale Avenue and Rosedale Highway, and the Bakersfield Police Department was then notified of Berumen's suspected intoxication.

The Police Department said Berumen was given a citation and released at the scene. The CHP is handling the investigation.

Police said Berumen, who has been with the department since July 2013, was placed on paid administrative leave.

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