Fla. deputy resigns after alcohol-related incident

Published On: Aug 06 2014 12:51:51 PM EDT

A Volusia County Sheriff's sergeant has resigned after being informed he was getting fired following his third drunken driving incident.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Kenneth Vickery resigned Monday. Sheriff Ben Johnson informed him in late July that he was being terminated for an April 23 incident.

An investigation found that a Port Orange police officer made contact with Vickery, who had pulled over to the side of a road to search for a cell phone that a friend had thrown out the window. The officer said Vickery was too intoxicated to drive.

Vickery was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving in 2008 and suspended for 40 hours. In May 2013, he was also cited and suspended for an alcohol-related incident.


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