Fla. sheriff's veteran charged with DUI


Vin Mannix
The Bradenton Herald 

BRADENTON, Fla. — Jason A. Fitzwater, a 28-year-old Manatee County Sheriff's Office detective, was arrested for drunken driving early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

Fitzwater was not on duty, but was driving his unmarked sheriff's vehicle.

The six-year sheriff's office veteran was turning onto Cortez Road from 14th Street West when he struck the concrete lane divider, damaging the left front tire, at about 3:10 a.m. according to a sheriff's office report.

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