Ocala police officer charged in DUI crash

Troopers say officer crashed off-duty vehicle into mailbox

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OCALA, Fla. - An Ocala police officer was arrested on driving under the influence charges after he slammed into a brick mailbox early Monday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Miguel Gauthier swerved onto someone's front lawn and slammed his off-duty car into a brick mailbox on SE 8th Street Road.

Troopers said Gauthier did about $7,000 in damage to both his car and the home.

Jail records show Gauthier is still in Marion County Jail on $1,000 bond.

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