PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau have arrested an off-duty Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputy for Driving Under the Influence.
At about 6:50 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 a Pinellas County deputy observed a vehicle speeding on McMullen-Booth Road at 70 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop and observed the driver, 27-year-old Cameron Hokanson, displaying indicators of impairment. These signs included the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and bloodshot watery glassy eyes. Hokanson told the deputy he was returning from the Dunedin Brewery. According to the deputy, Hokanson performed poorly during roadside standardized field sobriety tests.
Post Miranda, Hokanson told the deputy he did not have anything to drink prior to the traffic stop.
Hokanson was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence at 7:24 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020.
Hokanson was transported without incident to the Pinellas County Jail’s Central Breath Testing, where he refused to provide any breath samples to measure his level of intoxication.
Hokanson is charged with one count of misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence.
The investigation continues.