Bay County Sheriff's Office employee charged with DUI after accident in unmarked work vehicle

BAY COUNTY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - A Bay County Sheriff's Office employee is facing a DUI charge after a car accident over the weekend.

Sheriff's officials said Blake Hancock, 26, was involved in a single-vehicle accident in an unmarked work vehicle.

They said Springfield police arrested Hancock early Saturday morning and took him to the Bay County Jail just before 3 a.m.

Hancock was reportedly hired earlier this year on a temporary employee authorization while attending the local law enforcement academy.

Sheriff's officials said he was fired following the incident.