Spring Hill, Florida -- A school crossing guard was relieved of his duties after police say he blew a .18 during a breathalyzer when he reported for his shift Wednesday afternoon.
A sergeant with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office was alerted that school crossing guard Miguel Esteban may be drunk on the job at his post near Spring Hill Elementary School.
Around 3:25 p.m., the sergeant watched Esteban as he drove up and park his vehicle at his post. When he approached Esteban he reported smelling the strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
The sergeant reported Esteban told him he "had one earlier" and demonstrated with his hands the glass was approximately six inches tall. He said he had the mixed Vodka drink after he arrived home from his morning post.
Upon further questioning, Esteban then admitted that he actually had two mixed drinks around 11 a.m.
At that point, another crossing guard was brought in to take over and Esteban was taken to Care One to perform a blood alcohol test. The initial breath sample was .180 and about 15 minutes later was .09. They then drew a blood sample to be analyzed by a lab technician.
Once Esteban learned the results of the breath test, he said he may have consumed more drinks than he originally thought.
He was then taken to his home where he grabbed all of his uniforms, equipment and Hernando County Sheriff's Office identification.
Because Esteban had to submit a blood alcohol test as an on-duty employee of the sheriff's office, the sheriff's office says the results are not admissible in criminal court. Because of that, he was not charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence.