DPS Trooper Arrested

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

A state trooper based in Bryan has resigned and now faces criminal charges that he tampered with evidence. 31-year-old Jose Luis Acosta faces four counts in connection with a DWI arrest he made last weekend.

Authorities say Acosta helped a 20-year-old woman give an incomplete breathalyzer reading and also gave her documents that would have been used as evidence against her. The woman contacted Acosta's superiors and agreed to help them investigate.

Authorities recorded a meeting between the two in which Acosta admitted to the allegations, and also told the woman he was attracted to her. When Acosta was confronted with the evidence, he resigned and was arrested. He's currently free on $60,000 bond.

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