08/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Study Find Increase In Alcohol-Related Incidents Involving LA Sheriff's Department

As L.A. County sheriff's deputies evacuated residents during last year's Station fire, a training officer with the department noticed a deputy acting strangely. He was stumbling, then he fell over.

The deputy later admitted he was drinking vodka concealed in a Gatorade bottle during the deadly blaze.

The incidents, and others, are detailed in an oversight report released Tuesday that highlighted the department's struggles with employees who drink on the job or whose drunkenness results in problems off the job.