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Orange County deputy arrested, accused of reckless driving, racing

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County deputy was arrested Wednesday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said St. Cloud police officers arrested Deputy Brian Espinal Wednesday evening on charges of reckless driving and racing on the highway.

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The sheriff’s office said they hired Espinal in September 2019. He worked in the Uniform Patrol Division, but officials said he’s been relieved of all law enforcement duties and reassigned to administrative duties while the criminal case is underway.

Channel 9 reached out to St. Cloud police for more information on Espinal’s arrest. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.