On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Sanford Police Officer Adam Feldman was relieved of duty and placed on unpaid Administrative leave pending the outcome of a Criminal and Administrative/Professional Standards Investigation.
During the early morning hours on Wednesday, the Sanford Police Department was notified that Officer Adam Feldman had been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Property Damage by the Lake Mary Police Department after he crashed his personal vehicle.
The incident surrounding the arrest of Police Officer Adam Feldman occurred while he was off duty and is being investigated as a criminal matter.
In a press release, Chief Cecil Smith said, “Officer Adam Feldman has been relieved of duty pending the results of the criminal and administrative investigation. We hold our officers, regardless of rank, to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. Although this is an ongoing investigation, it is important that we remain as transparent in the process as possible. It is important for the purposes of a sound investigation that all policy and protocol be followed. We ask for the community’s support and patience as we conduct this investigation.”
According to the arrest affidavit, Feldman was followed by a Good Samaritan, who reported that Officer Feldman was driving his yellow Jeep on Rinehart Road and Primera Boulevard in Lake Mary recklessly and was “swaying all over the roadway.”
After crashing, Officer Feldman refused to cooperate with Lake Mary police. He refused a breathalyzer and stated that he would not participate in any roadside sobriety tests.
Officer Adam Feldman was hired on June 3, 2017.