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JSO officer arrested for DUI

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Updated: 5/08/2013 9:00 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A JSO officer has been arrested for driving under the influence.  Officer Diana Laura Jones was arrested Tuesday night.  She's under investigation for four different hit-and-run crashes.

Investigators say it all started at the Publix parking lot on Atlantic Blvd. Police say Jones hit a parked car in front of the CVS. We're told after the crash, Jones took off, rear-ended a vehicle on Hodges, drove over a median then made a U-turn and returned to the Publix parking lot. That's when investigators say she hit two more parked cars.

Police say when they arrived at the scene, Jones was in the driver's seat of her car eating a hamburger. The officer on the scene says she refused to get out of the car and cursed at him several times.

Jones was hired by JSO in 2004. Action News learned Jones was arrested for DUI back in 2006.  She got a 20-day suspension for that incident.

In 2011, Police say someone caught Jones on camera driving erratically.
During that investigation, police went to her home where she blew over the legal limit and was eventually fired. Jones was re-hired after she filed an appeal.

Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt says when Jones was re-hired, she was taken off street duty and placed on phone duty.

Action News Noel McLaren spoke with one of the hit-and-run victims.  Watch for the story on Action News at 5 p.m. on CBS47.
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