Jacksonville police officer suspended for driving his patrol car while under the influence, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville police officer has been suspended for driving his patrol car while under the influence, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Zachary Taylor, 27, was seen hitting traffic cones as he drove near TIAA Bank Field, said Undersheriff Pat Ivey at the live news from JSO headquarters.

According to Ivey, a breathalyzer revealed Taylor’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08. Anything over 0.0 is too high for a police officer while driving a JSO cruiser.

Taylor has been with JSO for over 3 years. He faces one first-degree misdemeanor charge of DUI.

This makes the third arrest of a Jacksonville police officer this year.

In April Action News Jax told you when an officer was arrested after hitting a handcuffed man as he sat in the back of his patrol car who the officer said had spit on him. A 17-year JSO veteran was arrested days later for allegedly disclosing confidential criminal justice information to a Georgia law enforcement official.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

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