On Sunday, October 29, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop just after 1:00 a.m. The driver of the vehicle turned out to be an active police sergeant from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
According to reports from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, after the trooper stopped the vehicle and interacted with the driver, they suspected that the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
The trooper subsequently administered a field sobriety test, which indicated that William Irvin III was indeed under the influence.
Following this interaction, Irvin was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and taken to the John E. Goode Pre-trial Detention Facility.
It’s important to note that Sergeant William Irvin III was off duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time of the traffic stop and subsequent arrest.
Sergeant Irvin has been a part of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 17 years, having commenced his service in June 2006.
Due to his arrest, he has been temporarily reassigned from his regular duties while his criminal case is pending.