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Florida police officer arrested for DUI - while on duty

Police officers sometimes make poor decisions, too. A Florida police officer was arrested last week on drunk driving charges - on the job.

Apparently the officer had been drinking heavily before his shift, upset about difficult life circumstances. He made the mistake of showing up to work after drinking heavily. Driving the police cruiser, he didn't notice a car in front of him, stopped for the stop light. He swerved at the last minute, missing the first car, but hitting a car in a different lane.

When other law enforcement showed up on the scene, the officer was emotional and didn't seem to be entirely coherent. At that point, the other officers took him into custody for DUI and the damage of the other vehicle.

It should be noted that the officer refused sobriety tests and urine tests when taken into custody. While he still faced serious consequences, he knew how much he stood to lose by taking the tests and establishing that evidence against himself.

If you are involved in a drunk driving accident or arrested on DUI charges, it is critical that you know your rights, your best options and how to defend against the harsh penalties. An experienced attorney is worth the investment and can help you keep your license and out of jail.

The officer is on administrative leave and dealing with his DUI charges.

Source: http://www.officer.com/news/12179759/florida-deputy-charged-with-dui-in-on-duty-crash 

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