Leon County, FL (February 5, 2019) – On Saturday morning around 2 a.m., a Leon County Deputy was arrested for DUI. The deputy was allegedly not on duty at the time of the arrest.
Leon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Christopher Ford was arrested after driving under the influence, according to police. He was pulled over and suspected of drunk driving by local police officers. The Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Tallahassee Police Department immediately after the arrest.
Ford was immediately taken and booked in the Leon County Detention Facility. After his workplace was notified about the arrest, they immediately terminated their employment with him.
Police confirmed that Ford had been working as an employee in February of 2018 and was still in probationary status.
Leon County DUI Laws
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