Hillsborough deputy faces DUI charge

NEW PORT RICHEY – A Hillsborough County detention deputy was charged with driving under the influence after leaving a New Port Richey bar and reportedly crashing into a guard rail.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy pulled up behind 33-year-old Steve Sestokas’ stopped truck early Saturday. Sestokas later told deputies that he had dropped his iPod and reached down to get it, causing him to swerve off the road.

A deputy reported a smell of alcohol coming from the truck. Shortly after the deputy identified himself, Sestokas’reportedly tried to drive away but was stuck.

The deputy was eventually able to pull Sestokas from the truck and restrain him.

Sestokas was charged with resisting arrest and DUI. He was later released on $150 bail.