BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Police released new video of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue captain A.J. O'Laughlin on the day of his arrest for suspicion of DUI in Boynton Beach.
"I don't drink," said O'Laughlin, shortly before officers put him in a patrol car in handcuffs. In the video, officers asked him where he was coming from. He initially said North County, but later said Tallahassee. "Call Rick Scott. I was hanging out with Rick Scott."
Officers arrested O'Laughlin Nov. 9 along S. Federal Highway. According to the arrest report, police received a call about a reckless driver along North Federal Highway and Boynton Beach Boulevard. A witness told police the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck cut in front of vehicles, ran a red light and nearly hit a light pole. In a holding cell, O'Laughlin is captured on video using the floor of a holding cell as a bathroom and falling off a bench following his arrest for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test in Boynton Beach.
According to court records, a judge adjudicated O'Laughlin guilty on two counts of reckless driving. He received 12 months of probation, a $500 fine, must complete DUI school and perform 75 hours of community service. O'Laughlin must also take random urine and drug tests at his expense. He will have his licensed suspended for a year, a 10 day vehicle immobilization, an ignition interlock on his car for 6 months, and no possession or consumption of alcohol during his probation. If he violates the probation, O'Laughlin faces a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.
According to a spokesperon for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, O'Laughlin remains on extended paid leave. He make $138,253.22 a year.