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Retired Police Officer Arrested For Driving Drunk and Drug Possession

47 days ago, 1508 views
A former Ormond Beach police officer was arrested after Flagler County deputies said he was involved in a crash while allegedly driving drunk Sunday afternoon, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Brenton Hodge, 55, is facing charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, jail records show.

According to FCSO, deputies responded to the crash on U.S. 1 at Seminole Woods Boulevard. Hodge was sitting in the driver’s seat of a blue Nissan with severe damage to the rear, deputies said.

Deputies said they could smell alcohol on his breath, that his eyes were bloodshot and there were several beer cans scattered on the floor of his car.

Deputies said when they questioned Hodge, he flashed his wallet and badge and told deputies he was a retired Ormond Beach police officer.

After paramedics arrived, deputies said they saw Hodge try to conceal a clear plastic bag down the front of his blue jeans, which contained several smaller bags of marijuana.

“As a former law enforcement officer, he should be well aware of the dangers of drinking and driving,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement.

The driver of the other car involved in the crash was taken to the hospital, deputies said. Hodge is being held at the Flagler County Jail in lieu of $3,500 bail.
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scorched_earth's avatar
scorched_earth - 46 days ago  - (Points 10076)
My guess ex cop retired and now makes more money drug dealing having made contacts with criminals during his career .Ya never know
RealiJustinsane's avatar
RealiJustinsane - 46 days ago  - (Points 8124)
Pickled brain, plus open beverages, loose pistol magazines, and stash didn't help his explanation, or his case! Judging by the witnesses he was cruising in Zulu-Town.....
lindgren.melba's avatar
lindgren.melba - 46 days ago  - (Points 872)

zabo - 46 days ago  - (Points 69)
He was thinking: "Now it's my turn to drive drunk and be in possession of drugs"..
Appliantologist's avatar
Appliantologist - 46 days ago  - (Points 4500)
retired and carries around his badge. he probably got off a dozen times before and felt exceptional. Jail is for other people, not retired cops.

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