Ocala police officer charged in DUI crash

Troopers say officer crashed off-duty vehicle into mailbox

Published On: Sep 30 2013 06:20:12 AM EDT
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.