Son of Florida sheriff arrested for DUI after being found asleep at the wheel, bodycam released
Son of Florida sheriff arrested for DUI after being found asleep at the wheel, bodycam released

The son of a Florida sheriff has been arrested for DUI and the body camera footage from the arrest has been made public.

Chase Mina, the 27-year-old son of Orange County Sheriff John Mina, was found asleep at the wheel at a traffic signal on Saturday night.

When police from the Winter Garden area pulled up alongside and checked on him, it was clear that Mina did not know where he was.

Officers suspected that Mina was intoxicated from the smell of alcohol and discovered open containers in the vehicle.

Despite being told to stay out of the truck, the slurring Mina repeatedly ignored the requests.

According to WESH, Mina refused to take a field sobriety test, leading to an automatic arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Sheriff John Mina released a statement, insinuating that his son is an adult who can handle his own issues.

“This is a personal matter involving my adult son, and I expect this case to be handled like any other case through the justice system,” he said.

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