Florida Sheriff''s Lieutenant Accused of DUI, Driving In Reverse

A Florida sheriff's lieutenant is facing a charge of driving under the influence after she was allegedly spotted driving backward and honking her horn in the middle of the night.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Lt. Christi Ruhtz has been fired from the department (where she had worked for 19 years).

A deputy reported finding Ruhtz driving in reverse and honking her horn just before 2 a.m. Sunday in Largo.

The sheriff's office said Ruhtz initially refused a breath test as part of a criminal investigation. She did provide a breath sample, which is a condition of employment in such circumstances, and that test showed a blood alcohol level of .14. 

The legal limit is .08.

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