Off-duty Volusia deputy arrested on DUI charge in Seminole County, sheriff’s office says

Deputy Julia Curtin, 23, to be placed on administrative leave with pay

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – An off-duty Volusia County deputy was arrested Saturday by troopers on a charge of driving under the influence in Seminole County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Julia Curtin, 23, was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper around 11:30 p.m. on Interstate 4 near State Road 46.

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According to an arrest report, a Florida trooper stopped Curtin after her vehicle was seen speeding and slowing down and crossing into the shoulder of the highway.

When asked by the trooper if she had been drinking, Curtin replied, “Yes” and said she had “three vodka drinks,” the report said.

After an investigation, troopers arrested Curtin and transported her to Seminole County jail, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies said Curtin, who was initially hired in 2019, will be placed on administrative leave with pay.

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