PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – An off-duty Clearwater Firefighter-medic was arrested for driving under the influence, according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
According to investigators, on Saturday, February 18, 2023, around 9:51 p.m., deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau DUI unit arrested Todd Rushing, 31, employed with the Clearwater Fire Department as a fire medic, for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
Deputies saw Rushing operating an unregistered golf cart on Skinner Boulevard in Dunedin.
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Contact was made with Rushing, who exhibited signs of impairment, including an odor of a consumed alcoholic beverage and bloodshot, watery, and glassy eyes.
Rushing agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests but performed poorly on them, deputies say.
Rushing refused to submit to a breath sample.
Rushing was arrested and charged with one count of DUI and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.
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