• Seminole County deputy arrested on DUI charges, clocked going 65 mph in 35 mph zone


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 learned Tuesday a Seminole County deputy's night out landed him in jail on DUI charges.

    Florida Highway Patrol documents obtained by WFTV's Racquel Asa show how the deputy actually put people in danger.

    The FHP report said off-duty Deputy Robert Futch had a couple drinks at Cowboys on Orange Blossom Trail over the weekend before getting in his truck.

    That morning, troopers said they spotted Futch going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, so they pulled him over.

    The trooper said Futch was drifting left and right, in and out of his lane for about a mile while the trooper was following him.

    When the trooper pulled Futch over at Hames Avenue, the trooper said he smelled alcohol on Futch, who also  identified himself as a law enforcement officer.

    During a field sobriety test the off-duty deputy mentioned his father was a trooper but it wasn't until he was placed into the back of the patrol car that he started asking the trooper how many other times he's arrested police officers, the report said.

    At that point, Futch told the trooper the arrest was going to kill his career, the report said.

    The sheriff's office told Channel 9 Futch won't be back on the streets until his criminal case is closed and an administrative investigation is complete.

    A spokesperson said it could take months before the department makes a decision.

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