Florida Deputy Arrested For DUI In Hillsborough County

A Tampa Bay detention deputy has found himself on the wrong side of the jail cell after being accused of driving drunk and slamming into poles in a McDonald's parking lot.

Authorities say that Deputy Jose Cruz's truck got lodged into a cement median early Saturday morning.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop nearby and the three-year police veteran was asked to participate in sobriety exercises where impairment was observed.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies says breath tests showed the 31-year-old's blood alcohol level was more than two times over the legal limit.

He's suspended without pay.

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