- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Louisiana police officer originally charged with driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Florida.

Florida State Attorney’s Office tells The Daily Comet (https://bit.ly/1EE8ZYW) Collier County Judge Vince Murphy ordered 33-year-old Varick Taylor Jr. on Monday to pay a $250 fine plus court and prosecution costs.

Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney’s office, says Taylor had already completed a 12-hour driving course as part of the plea deal.

The newspaper says the Thibodaux (TIB’-uh-doh) police chief couldn’t be reached for comment Monday, but the department has said internal investigations always precede employees’ terminations.

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Taylor on Aug. 3 in Naples, Florida.

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Information from: Daily Comet, https://www.dailycomet.com


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