Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on DUI charge

An Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested this past weekend for allegedly driving under the influence.

According to a release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Zachary Erickson was arrested by West Melbourne Police Department this weekend on a charge of driving under the influence.

According to the release, Erickson has been relieved of all law enforcement duties and has been reassigned to administrative duties while the criminal case is under way.

Erickson was first hired in November 2016 and worked in the Uniform Patrol Division.

Erickson is the son of the late Detective Michael Erickson, a 20-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office who died suddenly of a heart attack in March 2011.

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