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Off-Duty Pasco Deputy Charged with DUI

Cameron Hokanson | Pasco Deputy | Crime

Pinellas deputies say they stopped him because he was speeding on McMullen-Booth Road at 70 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone.

PINELLAS COUNTY – An off-duty Pasco County sheriff’s deputy was charged with drunken driving after he was stopped for speeding on McMullen-Booth Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Cameron Hokanson, 27, was charged with one count of misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence.

At about 6:50 p.m. Friday (Oct. 2), a Pinellas County deputy saw a vehicle speeding on McMullen-Booth Road at 70 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop and said he saw the driver, Hokanson, displaying indicators of impairment. These signs included the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and bloodshot watery glassy
eyes. Hokanson told the deputy he was returning from the Dunedin Brewery.

According to the deputy, Hokanson performed poorly during roadside standardized field sobriety tests. Hokanson told the deputy he did not have anything to drink before the traffic stop.

Hokanson was taken to the Pinellas County Jail’s Central Breath Testing, where he refused to provide any breath samples to measure his level of intoxication.

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