Auxiliary Starke police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI, fired

Body cam video shows Brian Davis refusing to do field sobriety test

By Frank Powers - Assignment manager

STARKE, Fla. - An auxiliary Starke police officer was fired after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and refusal to take a breathalyzer test, authorities said.

The incident happened Dec. 21.

Brian Davis, 47, was driving on Temple Avenue and got into an argument with a pedestrian after the pedestrian said Davis struck his hand as he crossed the road.

The pedestrian told the Starke Police Department that Davis pulled a gun and threatened him. Davis denied it. So did his son, who was with him in the truck.

A Bradford County sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene and did a DUI investigation. According to a Bradford County Sheriff's Office report, Davis was uncooperative and yelled obscenities at the officers. That’s when he was arrested.

The Sheriff's Office on Friday sent News4Jax dash camera and body camera video. In one video, Davis' son is ordered from the truck at gunpoint and handcuffed. He was detained, not arrested.

WATCH: Extended dash cam, body cam footage of arrest

In another video, Davis refuses to do a field sobriety test, and he's then arrested. 

Before working for the Starke Police Department, Davis was a deputy with Bradford County Sheriff's Office.

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