Employee Arrest

Who:       
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Lorraine Daly (Arrested)
Age: 54
Date of Hire: 10/03/1988
Employment: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – Senior Administrative Assistant
Charge: One count of Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage

What:
Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau - DUI Unit, have arrested a Sheriff’s Office Senior Administrative Assistant for DUI.

When:
The incident occurred at about 7:39 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Where:
The incident occurred at Tampa Road and Washington Avenue in Oldsmar.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau - DUI Unit, have arrested a Sheriff’s Office Senior Administrative Assistant for DUI.

At about 7:39 p.m., on Saturday, February 29, 2020, deputies responded to a two vehicle crash at Tampa Road and Washington Avenue.

According to deputies, 54-year-old Lorraine Daly was traveling westbound on Tampa Road, when she swerved to avoid a crash, crossed over a cement median and into oncoming traffic. A second vehicle, traveling eastbound on Tampa Road, sideswiped the passenger side Daly’s vehicle to avoid a head-on collision. Deputies say there were no injuries sustained in the crash, but damage occurred to both vehicles.

Deputies noted Daly showed signs of impairment by having bloodshot and glassy eyes, unsteady/swaying balance, with a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Daly agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly on them.  

Deputies say Daly submitted to a breath sample which indicated she had a BrAC of .238/.243.

Daly was arrested and charged with one count of Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage. She was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Daly was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, on October 3, 1988. She worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant at the Sheriff’s Office North District Station, located in Dunedin.

Daly’s employment was immediately terminated following the arrest, which is consistent with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office policy. 

A booking photo was not available at the time of this release.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:39:00 PM Categories: General News

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