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Officer over twice legal limit charged with DUI, JSO says

Police say officer in personal vehicle spotted weaving on Philips Highway

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville police officer was charged with DUI early Friday morning after he was pulled over in his personal car on Philips Highway, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Officer Carl Frederick, 28, had a blood alcohol level of 0.184, more than two times the legal limit, police said.

Frederick, who was placed on desk duty after the arrest, has been with JSO since 2013.

According to the arrest report, Frederick was seen about 1 a.m. Friday weaving back and forth on Philips Highway, prompting the traffic stop.

Police said Frederick's eyes were bloodshot and watery and he appeared dazed and confused when an officer asked him for his driver's license.

Frederick told an officer he’d just left a bar in Riverside and was heading home to the Westside. He couldn’t explain why he was weaving, and he failed a field sobriety test, the report said.

Frederick is also charged with having an open container of alcohol in the car. 

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News4Jax checked Frederick's personnel record and found he received counseling three times after traffic crashes -- on in 2013 and two in 2014.