The Florida Highway Patrol says an officer with the Orlando Police Department was arrested this past weekend in Manatee County for DUI and hit-and-run.  

  • Officer Michael Lemmerman arrested Saturday in Bradenton
  • Charged with DUI and hit-and-run

FHP says on Saturday, troopers investigated a hit-and-run accident involving two unattended parked cars at 7085 46th Ave. W. in Bradenton. 

Investigators say Orlando Police Officer Michael Lemmerman was stopped in the area after a Manatee County deputy observed him swerving on the roadway. Troopers said he was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle.

During the investigation, troopers said they were able to link the DUI and hit-and-run to Lemmerman.

He was arrested and charged with DUI and hit-and-run.

The Orlando Police Department said Lemmerman has been with the force since 2012 and is assigned to the midnight patrol. Officials said Lemmerman has been relieved of his law enforcement duties, credentials and firearms pending an internal investigation.