Florida Police Officer Arrested on 2nd DUI Charge

A Florida police officer faces a second DUI charge after he was found asleep inside his car.

St. Petersburg police said in a news release that 36-year-old Officer Anthony Matthew Green was booking into jail early Tuesday and was being held on a $500 bond.

In December 2009, authorities say Green drove over a concrete median and struck a sedan. The Tampa Bay Times reports Green kept driving and hit another vehicle.

No one was injured in either crash. Records show his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit to drive in Florida. He was convicted on charges of DUI and leaving a crash scene.

Chief Anthony Holloway plans to talk about Green's arrest at a news conference later Tuesday.

Records don't say whether Green has a lawyer.

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