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      Hidalgo County deputy fired after DWI charge

      The Hidalgo County Senior Deputy, arrested on a DWI charge, was officially fired Wednesday evening.

      Senior Deputy David Garcia was arrested by McAllen police Monday night after being involved in a collision with two other vehicles.

      McAllen police determined that the Deputy Garcia had been driving while intoxicated at the time of the car accident.

      According to Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office, Deputy Garcia refused to comply with the law by not answering authorities questions.

      Garcia was first put on administrative leave with pay, but it was later decided that he would be fired.