Date: January 26, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
Detention Deputy Arrested; Charged With DUI

Following an early morning investigation, Polk County Sheriff's Office Detention Deputy Dewey Gilford Addison, Jr., DOB 11/14/72, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (of alcohol) with a blood alcohol level of .118. 

The investigation began after the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:20 a.m. in reference to a careless driver in the area of Crystal Beach Rd. in Winter Haven. Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area and observed a 1999 GMC pick-up truck driven by Addison swerving on the road. Deputies conducted a routine traffic stop and field sobriety test which Addison did not pass. 

Addison, who is currently a probational employee, was hired by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in July of 2000 as a Detention Deputy assigned to the South County Jail. Addison was arrested without incident, and booked into the Polk County Jail. Addison was released after posting a $500 bond. Addison has been suspended with pay pending a review of the charges.

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