Melbourne police officer resigns amid DUI investigation

Melbourne police officer resigns amid DUI investigation

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Melbourne police officer who was under investigation on suspicion of driving under the influence has resigned.

Peter Dolci was pulled over Jan. 20 by a Palm Bay police officer, who said Dolci was speeding and swerving.

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Dolci claimed he was speeding because he needed to use the restroom and was swerving because a sex act was being performed on him, according to authorities. He also claimed he had not been drinking, but his passenger had, officials said.

The officer who pulled Dolci over gave him a field sobriety test, but cut it short and gave Dolci the option of continuing the test or having a friend pick him up, officials said. Dolci reportedly chose the latter.

Dolci was placed on administrative leave while the incident was investigated.

Weeks later, in February, Palm Bay police said they ticketed Dolci for going 71 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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