An off-duty Jupiter Florida police officer who appeared to be DUI was not arrested when police determined they were too short-staffed to arrest him. The officer has been put on administrative duty while the incident is being investigated.
The officer was pulled over for suspicion of DUI while off duty. He said that he had no identification or paperwork for his vehicle and that he was a Jupiter police officer. He failed more than one field sobriety test and was “too intoxicated to drive.” However, the officer was not arrested because the Jupiter police department was short-staffed that night.
The officer remained in his vehicle until someone arrived to drive him home. He was cited for not having a driver license and for weaving in and out of his traffic lane, but not for DUI.