JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - The police report from the arrest of longtime First Coast News Chief Meteorologist Tim Deegan has been released.
Deegan was arrested in Jacksonville Beach Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence.
Patrol officers initially stopped Deegan after he allegedly rolled through a four-way stop at the intersection of 1st Street and Beach Boulevard around 7:15 p.m., according to a police report from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.
Deegan was asked to get out of the Jeep he was driving and he complied.
The officers on scene stated they read Deegan his Miranda Rights and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation.
They placed Deegan under arrest and he was charged with DUI and booked into the Duval County Jail at 9:48 p.m. Saturday.
Deegan was released on his own recognizance on Sunday at 11:19 a.m.
Deegan issued a statement through his attorney David Robbins. "Tim would like to say thank you for all the support he's gotten from his family, from his First Coast News family, and from all his friends. He's deeply appreciative of everyone's interest in his well-being. As for the formalities of the case, we'll have to deal with that as it comes."
First Coast News president and general manager Eric S. Land released the following statement:
"As a matter of policy, First Coast News does not comment on matters of a legal or personnel nature involving our employees."