HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested for drinking and driving.
On February 9, 2023, at approximately 11:56 p.m., a Tampa Police officer observed a vehicle speeding, failing to stay in a single lane, and hitting a curb.
The officer conducted a traffic stop and found the driver, Attila Tapolyai, impaired.
He was taken into custody, where he blew a .177 BrAC. Tapolyai is a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
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“It’s upsetting that one of our own deputies made the poor decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “He endangered his life, the lives of others, and betrayed the oath he made to serve and protect. He’ll now face the consequences of his decision.”
Attila Tapolyai, 29, was booked into the Orient Jail and charged with Driving Under the Influence. He has been employed by HCSO for 5 years and is assigned to the Department of Patrol Services.
He is currently on administrative leave without pay due pending the results of an internal affairs investigation.
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