Video shows Orange County deputy arrested for DUI

Authorities released body camera video showing the time St. Cloud police arrested an Orange County deputy for driving under the influence. The video shows St. Cloud police officers finding Deputy John Guzman unconscious behind the wheel. According to the police report, the car was in gear and running with his foot on the brake. In October, officers were on a routine patrol and they saw the vehicle at the entrance to the neighborhood Walmart on Notle Road in St. Cloud and that’s when they made contact,” said Sgt. Wayne Souza of the St. Cloud Police Department said. St. Cloud Police Department officials said they initially thought Guzman might have had a medical episode, but when asked to get out of the car, he had difficulty standing and stumbled. . The police report says his eyes were bloodshot, glassy and watery and notes that officers could smell the distinct odor of alcohol. When asked to do the field sobriety drills or provide a breath sample, he refused and was arrested for driving under the influence. “As you have seen, the body cam speaks for itself when it comes to the condition of the driver and there is no excuse for that. There are a thousand and one ways to get home now with Lyft apps,” Souza said. We contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for comment. “Guzman was hired in September 2019 and works in the Uniform Patrol Division. He was relieved of all law enforcement duties and reassigned to an administrative role. OCSO administrative investigation will be conducted,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded in a statement.

Authorities released body camera video showing the time St. Cloud police arrested an Orange County deputy for driving under the influence.

The video shows St. Cloud police officers finding Deputy John Guzman unconscious behind the wheel.

According to the police report, the car was on and running with his foot on the brake.

“Just shortly after 4am on Saturday October 15, officers were on a routine patrol and they saw the vehicle at the entrance to Neighborhood Walmart on Notle Road in St. Cloud and that’s when ‘they made contact,’ the sergeant said. Wayne Souza of the St. Cloud Police Department said.

St. Cloud Police Department officials said they initially thought Guzman might have had a medical episode, but when asked to get out of the car, he had difficulty standing and stumbled. .

The police report says his eyes were bloodshot, glassy and watery and notes that officers could smell the distinct odor of alcohol.

When asked to do the field sobriety drills or provide a breath sample, he refused and was arrested for driving under the influence.

“As you have seen the body camera it speaks for itself when it comes to driver condition and there is no excuse for that. There are a thousand and one ways to get home now with the Lyft apps,” Souza said.

We contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for comment.

“Guzman was hired in September 2019 and works in the Uniform Patrol Division. He was relieved of all law enforcement duties and reassigned to an administrative role. Once the criminal proceeding is completed, an administrative investigation by the OCSO will be conducted,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded in a statement.

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