JSO Cop Charged With DUI, Resigns
The Jacksonville police officer who crashed into an 18-year-old last week, now charged and arrested on multiple charges including DUI.
The Florida Highway Patrol concluded their investigation on Thursday. The crash happened on August 24th near County Road 210.
Officer Michael R. is being charged with DUI, driving on the opposite side of the road, property damage while DUI, and for having an open container of alcohol.
The 18-year-old man he crashed into was not severely injured; both were transported to the hospital at the time for minor injuries.
The reason the officer was not arrested at the scene was because of those injuries. You can refuse a field sobriety test in order to receive treatment, but he also refused blood work after he was treated.
After the crash, Michael was placed on desk duty with his police powers completely suspended. According to an email sent by JSO public information officer Melissa Bujeda, he was informed at that time of JSO’s intent to fire him.
Friday morning, Michael tendered his resignation to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, effective immediately.