Orange County deputy arrested for DUI after allegedly driving with BAC 3 times legal limit

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An Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested for DUI, the law enforcement agency announced Wednesday afternoon. 

Thomas Boggs has been relieved of all law enforcement duties and is now assigned to administrative duty, the sheriff's office said in a statement. Boggs was hired in May 2015 and worked in the agency's Uniform Patrol Division. 

At around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, a deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office noticed Boggs' Jeep swerving between lanes in Lake Mary, according to an arrest affidavit. The Jeep then turned into a parking lot, parked "improperly" and the sheriff's deputy approached it. 

"(Boggs) was observed with glossy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a strong order of the impurities of alcohol emitted from his person," the affidavit said, adding that a beer was spilled onto the ground by Boggs himself. "(Boggs) was observed holding onto his vehicle door to hold him up as he stumbled."

Boggs refused the deputies' request for a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest, the affidavit said. 

After he was transported to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, a breath test recorded Boggs' blood alcohol level of 0.239 and 0.243, which is nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08. 

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Sheriff John Mina issued the following statement regarding Boggs' arrest:

"As law enforcement officers, we must be held to the highest standards of conduct whether on duty or off duty. I am committed to ensuring that those who serve the community as Orange County deputies follow the laws that they are responsible to uphold." 

When the criminal case is complete, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said they'll conduct their own internal investigation, which will be made public.