Palm Beach County Deputy Accused of DUI

A captain with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department was arrested for driving under the influence on July 1. The arrest stemmed from a crash the captain was involved in that night.

According to reports, a corporal with the same department saw a vehicle and a motorcycle traveling at high rates of speed along Southern Boulevard at approximately 11 p.m. The vehicles collided with one another close to the intersection of Cypress Avenue. The motorcycle was sent airborne due to the force of the impact.

The driver of the vehicle was discovered to be an off-duty captain with the sheriff’s department. He exited his vehicle and was asked by the corporal to call 911. The corporal reported that the captain appeared disoriented following the collision and initially argued about who should call for emergency services.

The captain took a blood alcohol content test and registered .196 and then .202. He told investigating officers that he had taken prescription Xanax and consumed six beers. The captain was arrested and booked into jail. He was released Sunday morning. The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to a hospital, suffering with serious injuries.

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Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.