Lieutenant’s Career Hit Some Ruhtz

Meet Christi Ruhtz, a lieutenant with the Pinella County (FL) Sheriff’s Office. Christi loves her job, her dog, and apparently, alcohol-infused motor sports.

A Florida lieutenant was suspended from her post after she was caught drunk driving by her fellow officers.

Lieutenant Christi Ruhtz, 41, of Pinellas County, Florida was reported driving in reverse and honking her horn around 2am Sunday morning.

Deputies arrived at the intersection at 130th Avenue and Wild Acres Road where they found Ruhtz alone in the vehicle. Her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The officers had Ruhtz perform sobriety tests, which she performed poorly on.

Ruhtz did, however, perform very favorably in the talent and swimsuit competitions.