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Sheriff’s corporal fired after DUI arrest in Florida

August 25, 2018

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s office corporal has been fired after being arrested for driving under the influence.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded after Corp. James Miller struck a tree and utility pole early Saturday morning in Dunedin. Deputies said Miller had slightly slurred speech, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Officers performed a field sobriety test and Miller did poorly. A breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .124. That’s above the legal limit of .08.

Miller had worked with the department since 2001.

Miller was arrested and released on $500 bond. Jail records don’t list an attorney for him.

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