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Homeland Security agent arrested for DUI in Florida Keys

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 15:29:06-05

SCOUT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in the Florida Keys say an agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was arrested for driving under the influence in an agency vehicle after he slurred his speech and was unstable on his feet during a traffic stop.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday in a news release that 44-year-old Kevin Kenny failed a field sobriety test and later registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.33 on a breath-sensing machine. A driver is considered impaired with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or above.

Authorities say Kenny failed to stay in his lane while driving an agency SUV Friday night on U.S. 1.

There were no online jail or court records for Kenny Saturday morning, and the agency didn’t immediately respond to an email inquiry.