Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy Suspended Without Pay Following Boating Under The Influence Arrest

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In Flagler County, a recent incident has led to the suspension without pay of a Detention Deputy from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest in question pertains to Boating Under the Influence (BUI), and it involves Detention Deputy First Class Colin Haggerty. This arrest was made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on September 2, 2023. The arrest transpired during a vessel stop conducted in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Hammock Dunes Bridge. Following his apprehension, Deputy Haggerty was promptly transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility, where he faced charges of Boating Under the Influence, categorized as a first-degree misdemeanor. After posting a bond of $1,000, he was subsequently released.

It’s important to note that Deputy Haggerty will remain under suspension without pay throughout the duration of the FWC’s ongoing criminal case. Upon the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, an internal investigation will be conducted by FCSO’s Professional Standards Unit.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to drive or boat sober whether on the road or on the water,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “I warned everyone that there would be extra patrols on the roads and waterways this Labor Day Weekend and reminded drivers and boat operators to have a designated driver or boat captain if they were going to drink this Labor Day weekend. No one is above the law, and I am extremely disappointed that DFC Haggerty tarnished his badge and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and our agency.”

Haggerty started his career with FCSO on March 24, 2010.

By Kim Hunt

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