Polk County, FL – Law Enforcement Officer Charged Following DUI Rollover Crash

January 4, 2019

Polk County, FL (January 4, 2019) – A law enforcement officer was charged with a DUI after a rollover crash that happened on Interstate 4 in Davenport yesterday, January 3.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident around the area of mile marker 54 at 2:18 a.m. Deputies say that 37-year-old Kendrick Carson Bridges left the road, struck a tree, and then rolled the vehicle onto its side. Paramedics found that his vitals were within normal range and he refused to be taken to the hospital.

However, deputies found that Bridges was showing signs of alcohol impairment including bloodshot and water eyes, with the smell of alcohol coming from his breath. He failed a field sobriety test.

Bridges has since been charged with driving under the influence. As of now, the status of his employment has not been released.

Polk County DUI Laws

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