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Hernando deputy investigated for driving while intoxicated

BROOKSVILLE

Deputy put on leave for suspicion of DUI

A Hernando sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into suspicions he drove while intoxicated last weekend, Col. Michael Maurer said.

Deputy David Feger, 35, was driving home in his personal vehicle early Sunday when another motorist called 911 to report what they described as erratic driving, Maurer said.

The motorist followed Feger to his Spring Hill home and saw him leave the vehicle and enter the house, Maurer said. Deputies arrived shortly after and interviewed Feger, but could not ask him to submit to sobriety field tests because they did not see him driving.

Feger was not arrested, but the information was sent to the State Attorney's Office, Maurer said. Feger had been given a letter of reprimand in early 2009 and required to submit to random drug screenings after an internal investigation determined he'd reported for duty one morning in December within eight hours of drinking alcohol.

Feger said he'd drunk a third of a bottle of whiskey and passed out between midnight and 1 a.m., according to a report.

Hernando deputy investigated for driving while intoxicated 04/25/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:09pm]
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