• Video shows allegedly drunken Volusia deputy swerving, narrowly missing cars


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Eyewitness News obtained home video that shows a Volusia County deputy in a marked patrol car swerving all over the road.

    Investigators said Deputy Stephanie Leclerc was drunk with a 7-year-old child in the car and was arrested Sunday.

    Channel 9's Tim Barber obtained video recorded by an eyewitness of the deputy's wild ride.

    Leclerc was driving down Howland Boulevard and came inches from T-boning the witness while he was driving up State Road 415.

    His friend turned on a Go-Pro cameras, which recorded what happened next.

    The video allegedly shows the drunken deputy swerving all over State Road 415 at times at speeds up to 80 mph.

    A few minutes later the deputy nearly hit a sign, and then almost hit David Lewis' motorcycle.

    "He just ran a guy like, into another lane and went off the road," Lewis said.

    "I mean, it looked like some drunk person stole a cop car and was just driving in and out of lanes."

    The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said that driver was Leclerc, who has been with them for 14 years.

    Lewis's friend was driving behind Lewis, so he called 911 after Leclerc almost slammed into the motorcycle.

    Then the friend turned on the camera and recorded the next 17 minutes until deputies moved in.

    When they asked Leclerc to get out of her patrol car, she fell over and could not keep her balance during the field sobriety test.

    Then she refused to give a breath test, so her coworkers arrested her.

    "Numerous things could have happened. I am just glad it was all avoided," Lewis said.

    The Department of Children and Families could not say if the child in the car was Leclerc's.

    The deputy is suspended without pay while the Sheriff's Office wraps up its internal investigation.

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