Florida Homicide Detective Tried to Investigate Shooting While Drunk: Police

Police said he admitted to consuming several Crown Royal beverages

A Florida detective was arrested on a DUI charge after allegedly arriving drunk to a homicide scene in St. Petersburg.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies who responded to a fatal shooting on Thursday requested homicide detectives investigate, WFLA reports.

Detective George Moffett Jr., 48, was off-duty and responded to the scene from his home in an unmarked PCSO vehicle.

When Moffett got out of his car at the scene, patrol deputies saw he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

Moffett allegedly had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech and a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person, police said.

Deputies began a DUI investigation and Moffett admitted that he had consumed several Crown Royal liquor beverages before responding to the homicide scene, according to police.

Officials said Moffett agreed to a field sobriety test, which he failed. Moffett took a blood alcohol content breath test and his blood alcohol level was determined to be higher than the legal limit.

Moffett was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence.

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