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Denver deputy chief steps down after DUI arrest

When Jeremy Vigil was pulled over, Arvada police were looking for a suspect related to a possible domestic violence incident


Former Deputy Chief Jeremy Vigil is now in a civil service role.

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By Leila Merrill

DENVER — Deputy Chief Jeremy Vigil stepped down Monday after he was arrested last weekend on a DUI charge, 9News reported.

Vigil was driving his take-home department SUV in Arvada when an Arvada police officer got in touch with him over a possible domestic violence incident.

The officer reported noticing a strong smell of alcohol coming from the SUV and said that Vigil had droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Vigil was released into a co-worker’s custody. He remains with the department in a civil service role, according to a department spokesperson.