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Off-duty Pasco County deputy arrested for driving under the influence, officials say

Posted at 1:42 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 13:42:48-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — An off-duty Pasco County deputy was arrested for driving under the influence, officials said.

Pinellas County officials said around 6:50 p.m. on Friday, a Pinellas County deputy saw a vehicle speeding on McMullen-Booth Road at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop and saw the driver, 27-year-old Cameron Hokanson, displaying signs of impairment.

Officials said those signs included the odor of alcohol on his breath and bloodshot, watery, glassy eyes.

Hokanson told the deputy he was coming from the Dunedin Brewery.

According to the deputy, Hokanson performed poorly during the roadside standardized field sobriety tests.

Hokanson was arrested for driving under the influence.

He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail where he refused to provide any breath samples to measure his level of toxicity.

This is an ongoing investigation.