After being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, a Florida deputy was subsequently fired from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 1:03 a.m. on May 17, St. Petersburg police officers pulled over off-duty Deputy Shelby Coniglio for suspicion of drunk driving. Coniglio allegedly showed signs of impairment by having an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, slurred speech, blank expression, bloodshot/glassy eyes, and she was unsteady on her feet.
Coniglio agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly on them according to a press release from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. She submitted to a breath sample which indicated that she had a blood alcohol content of .206/.219.
According to Florida law, the state’s legal BAC limit is .08. Coniglio was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .15 or greater.
Hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office on September 10, 2018, Coniglio worked as a deputy in the Patrol Operations Bureau. Following her arrest, she was immediately terminated from the sheriff’s office.
Coniglio was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. She was released on her own recognizance at 10:44 a.m. on Tuesday.