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Pasco Probationary Deputy Resigns After Crashing into Home, Faces DUI Charges

PASCO – A Pasco County Probationary Deputy found himself on the wrong side of the law early this morning, after a night of drinking led to a crash, DUI charges, and the loss of his job.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Jack Armstrong was traveling northbound on Balsam Ave when he failed to stop at the intersection of Shadow Lake Blvd. As a result, Armstrong drove his 2014 Chevy Camaro straight into the home of 71-year-old Roy Tomlin. Armstrong and Tomlin only suffered minor injuries but damage estimates to the home reached $75,000, say officials.

Armstrong was arrested for DUI, DUI Property Damage, and Careless Driving.

Pasco County Officials say Armstrong began working for the Sheriff’s Office in 2013 as a corrections deputy. Armstrong has since resigned from the Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Smh means “shaking my head”

    Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:29 am
  • 75k plus in damage? you could build a modest 3 bedroom 2 bathroom for that.. was his car carrying 50 pounds of c4 when it hit? ive seen complete refurbs done for half of that on large homes. new roof walls gutted new floors etc, 75k? reallly?..lols I just did a 300 sq ft complete room add on for under 10k. did the crash cause a sink hole to open up and swallow the home? sheesh..

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 11:37 pm
  • STUPID HURTS

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 9:43 pm
  • If he worked fo sheriff Al,it would be,wash your hands and three days off….

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 8:35 pm
  • what does,’SMH’ mean?

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:04 pm
  • Why wasn’t her FIRED instead given the option of resigning.

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:04 pm
  • They seem to have a lot of problems with the correction officers around here don’t they? Wonder what if any kind of screening they get?? Glad the elderly gentleman was not injured, hope this dud has insurance and never drives again,

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 9:03 am
    • The simple answer to your question is, This is Florida, That’s why.

      Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:05 pm
  • Huh… still cant smoke but that still is smh drunks

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 8:25 am
  • dumb

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 4:43 am
  • I am very happy to read that the 71 year old man was not seriously hurt sitting in his home. Sad that he is not even safe sitting in his own living room or living in his own bedroom.
    I confess I was once 23 and I too drank and drove. I was fortunate enough not,to injure anyone so I will not judge. Unfortunately I Was hit by a drunk driver, I will still not judge.
    Life throws us allot of lessons all we can do is learn from the wrong decisions and not to repeat the,.
    I’m sure this young man learned, he lost his job, his insurance is going to go up tremendously do to the amount of damage.
    The sad thing is you have the idiot comb over that comments” duhh he looks allot older, I would drink to,,,what a dork! Dude your a dorK. Well your a dork thinking your hiding a bid bald spot with your comb over, grow up!

    Monday, 5 September 2016, 2:46 am
  • Dumb

    Sunday, 4 September 2016, 11:19 pm
  • He above all people should know what can happen drinking and driving, and now he has lost a good job for a few drinks..

    Sunday, 4 September 2016, 10:53 pm
  • Wow 23 he looks a lot older I would drink too

    Sunday, 4 September 2016, 9:59 pm
  • Shame he would risk his life and others and his career to drinking and driving. He’s so young. and stupid!

    Sunday, 4 September 2016, 9:45 pm
    • Agree with you. At least he escaped with his life…this time. Hope he learns a lesson.

      Sunday, 4 September 2016, 11:58 pm
    • I agree 100%. Such a waste.

      Monday, 5 September 2016, 6:14 am
  • Is that hard for these idiots to make arrangements to get home , smh no excuses

    Sunday, 4 September 2016, 9:39 pm

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