Largo firefighter arrested for DUI while off duty

- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said a firefighter was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning.

Deputies found 26-year-old Michael Cruz in his vehicle at the intersection Main Street and Bass Boulevard in Dunedin around 4 a.m.

According to investigators, Cruz's vehicle was not moving despite having a green light. Deputies said they had to knock on the window several times to get his attention.

Once he was able to exit the vehicle, deputies said Cruz appeared to be under the influence. Breath tests showed he had a BAC of .14, according to PCSO.

Cruz, who is a firefighter for the city of Largo, was arrested and charged with DUI.

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