- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a St. Petersburg police officer has been suspended for four weeks for coming to work drunk.

Police Chief Anthony Holloway and two assistant chiefs met Monday to determine Officer Todd Laslo’s punishment. The 44-year-old has been with the department since 2010.

An internal investigation found that Laslo reported to work Nov. 11 with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 percent. He was compelled to submit to a breath test after a sergeant smelled alcohol on him. Florida law considers a person too impaired to drive at 0.08 percent.

Laslo was not charged with a crime because no one saw him operate a vehicle that day. But officials say his take-home department car was parked near the command bus where he reported for duty.

Besides his unpaid suspension, Laslo has been barred from the take-home car program for one year.


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