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Hillsborough County Detention Deputy Arrested For DUI

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla - A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Detention Deputy was arrested for drinking and driving.
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla – A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy was arrested for drinking and driving (DUI).

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 7:12 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy Travis Kelley was involved in a traffic crash. Kelley was heading west on Lithia Pinecrest Road. Kelley rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light. 

During the traffic crash investigation, HCSO deputies observed signs of impairment, and the DUI squad was called to investigate. Kelley was taken into custody, where he provided a breath sample and blew a .276 BrAC. 

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“With such a high blood alcohol level, I am thankful no one was significantly injured or, worse, killed,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Of the many things this individual will lose due to his irresponsible decision to drink and drive, among the first will be his career at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.”

Kelley, 33, was booked into Orient Jail and charged with Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage over 0.15. 

There were no reported injuries during the time of the accident. He is currently on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an internal affairs investigation. He has worked for HCSO since 2015.

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