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Off-duty Jacksonville police officer arrested, charged with drunk driving

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An off-duty Jacksonville police officer was arrested on a drunk driving charge in St. Johns County over the weekend.

Officer Christopher Krukowski Lamont was driving his personal vehicle when he was taken into custody around 1 a.m. Saturday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.

Lamont, a three-year JSO officer, is the third sheriff’s office employee arrested this year.

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He was “administratively reassigned while the criminal case is pending,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said Lamont was arrested following a roadside sobriety test administered by St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop by St. Augustine police investigating a report of excess speed.

St. Augustine police “had reason to believe he was driving under the influence” after contacting him during a traffic stop. Those officers then asked the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office DUI unit to respond and conduct field sobriety exercises along the way.

Lamont was later arrested on drunk driving charges and taken to the St. Johns County Detention Center, according to the news release.

This article originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union: Off-duty Jacksonville police officer suspected of drunk driving

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