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Pinellas deputy fired after DUI arrest in St. Petersburg

Officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department arrested a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

That deputy was identified as 26-year-old Shelby Coniglio. Coniglio was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office on September 10, 2018. She worked as a deputy in the Patrol Operations Bureau.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at approximately 1:03 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop at 108th Avenue North and 4th Street North in St. Petersburg on Coniglio.

According to officers, Coniglio showed signs of impairment by having an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, slurred speech, blank expression, bloodshot/glassy eyes, and she was unsteady on her feet. Coniglio agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly on them.

Officers say Coniglio submitted to a breath sample which indicated she had a BrAC of .206/.219.

Coniglio was arrested and charged with one count of Driving Under the Influence with Bal .15 or Greater. She was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Coniglio’s employment was immediately terminated following the arrest, which is consistent with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office policy.

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