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FHP arrests Jacksonville correctional sergeant for DUI, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Thursday, Jan. 19, just after 2 a.m., a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by an active correctional sergeant. The stop occurred on Beach Boulevard near San Pablo Road and was as a result of speeding.

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After making contact with the driver, Jarrett Hand, the trooper had reason to believe that he was driving under the influence and roadside field sobriety exercises were requested.

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Following the interaction with the trooper, Hand was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently transported to the pre-trial detention facility for processing.

Sergeant Jarrett Hand was off duty at the time of the traffic stop and was driving a personal vehicle.

He has been with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for more than 13 years. As a result of the arrest, he has been administratively reassigned while the criminal case is pending.

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This arrest marks the second of a JSO employee for 2023.