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Hillsborough County detention deputy arrested in DUI incident

The deputy was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol early Saturday.
Hillsborough County detention deputy Brian Nguyen was driving northbound on I-275 when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence, according to a media release.
Hillsborough County detention deputy Brian Nguyen was driving northbound on I-275 when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence, according to a media release. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Nov. 26, 2022|Updated Nov. 27, 2022

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Saturday morning.

Just before 3 a.m., Deputy Brian Nguyen was driving northbound on I-275 when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence, according to a news release.

”Every member of teamHCSO is charged with ensuring the safety and welfare of our community,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Thankfully no one was injured in this situation, but this deputy’s reckless decision is inexcusable.”

Nguyen was assigned to the Department of Detention Services and was suspended without pay pending an internal investigation. No other information was immediately available.

Nguyen was the second Hillsborough County detention deputy arrested in a DUI case last week. Early Thursday morning, Deputy Nathan Weaver, 42, was arrested by Clearwater police after officers clocked him going 61 mph in a 45-mph zone at Chestnut Street and Oak Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. He also was weaving in and out of his lane, an arrest report states.

Weaver is also suspended without pay pending an internal investigation.