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Spring Hill, Florida -- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says a patrol deputy has been arrested after alleged inappropriate conduct with a traffic accident victim.

Deputy William Martinez was reportedly backing up the Florida Highway Patrol during a single vehicle accident on Deltona Blvd. and Founder Road on Jan. 23 when the incident happened.

According to witness statements, once the FHP trooper completed the accident investigation, Deputy Martinez gave the accident victim a ride home.

The victim went to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office the next day and claimed inappropriate conduct and contact with Deputy Martinez occurred during her ride home.

The sheriff's office says Deputy Martinez originally denied any type of inappropriate conduct and/or contact.

The victim reportedly submitted physical evidence to authorities, however, that proves the deputy was lying about the encounter.

Today, Sheriff Al Nienhuis fired Deputy Martinez.

A warrant was issued for Deputy Martinez's arrest late this afternoon and he was arrested shortly after 6:30 p.m.

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