Florida Deputy Sheriff arrested for DUI while on duty in squad car

From the Huffington Post:

 Kevin Meyer 911 Call

Sgt. Kevin Meyer, a 23-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriffs Dept., was arrested May 5 for DUI. Although he was off-duty, he was wearing his uniform and driving an official vehicle at the time of his crash.

Officials in Orange County, Fla., released a 911 call and radio transmissions made on the night a local sheriff was arrested for DUI — while wearing his uniform and driving an official vehicle.

On the radio transmission, Meyer inaccurately describes the car he allegedly hit, a gold Toyota.

“It’s a Kia, it’s gray in color,” relayed Meyer, ClickOrlando.com reported. The car was actually a Toyota.

The 911 call of the crash site released by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s office has an unidentified male caller describing the scene.

“This cop almost hit me. Let’s put it that way. He was taking two lanes and he was going super fast and he hit this other car,” the 911 caller said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Sgt. Kevin Meyer, a 23-year veteran, crashed the car May 5 while driving to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World. He was arrested two hours after the crash and refused to take a field sobriety test, ClickOrlando.com reported.

Later, a breath test revealed his blood alcohol level was .13, nearly twice the legal limit of .08. Investigators later found a Powerade bottle in his vehicle containing a pink liquid that smelled like alcohol, WESH-TV reported.

Meyer’s DUI trial is scheduled to begin July 1. He has been on administrative leave since the accident.

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