Drunk Pinellas County lieutenant seen driving backward, honking horn

LARGO, Fla. — A 19-year veteran of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is out of a job, accused of driving drunk.

A neighbor in the area of 130th Avenue and Wild Acres Road called authorities about a vehicle sounding its horn just before 2 a.m. Sunday, March 18. Deputies responded and saw Christi Ruhtz, 41, driving backward and honking the car’s horn, according to a news release.



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