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PCSO charges Sumter Correctional Institution officer with DUI


PCSO charges Sumter Correctional Institution officer with DUI

PCSO Press Release:

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 PSCO deputies responded to a single vehicle crash involving an intoxicated driver on County Line Road near Lakeland.

Katie Stewart, 30, was heading South on County Line Road when she crashed near Amberjack Boulevard around 3:43 a.m. in Lakeland.  When deputies arrived they observed that she was unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol. She admitted to consuming several drinks at a bar before getting behind the wheel. She then failed sobriety tests at the scene and was placed under arrest for DUI.

Stewart blew a .188G/210L and a .191G/210L on the breathalyzer breath alcohol tester at the Polk County Jail. Stewart is an officer at the Sumter Correctional Institution (Florida state prison in Bushnell, Florida).

“As a Correctional Officer, Ms. Stewart knew the consequences of drinking and driving. She should have known better. Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of her irresponsible decisions.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff