Recently, an off-duty Sheriff's deputy was pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol officer. The officer suspected that the deputy was drinking and driving. The deputy was said to have denied consuming any alcoholic beverages at first and then claimed he only have a handful of drinks. Ultimately, the night ended in a suspended license and DUI charges.
The officer claims that the deputy's eyes were bloodshot and glossy, had alcohol on his breath, and he was unable to pass the field sobriety tests. However, another officer that arrived at the scene, saw the deputy perform two of the exercises well. He also claimed that the deputy did not smell of alcohol. This officer had a civilian in his patrol vehicle, who said that the deputy seemed to pass the exercises.