Published: Jul 31, 2010 1:18 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 30, 2010 9:45 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers police officer was fired for letting a drunk driver leave a checkpoint.

An internal investigation said Officer Mikue Cela allowed a drunk driver to leave a checkpoint back in March, and lied about it afterwards.

Cela had been with the department since 2001.