Driver Charged with DUI after nearly hitting a patrol car

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Staff reports

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped at a red light in Mary Esther
yesterday evening was nearly rear-ended by a driver who was forced to brake so hard his
tires squealed.

Around the same time a call came in reference a reckless driver in the area.

After a traffic stop on Mary Esther Cut-off, 29-year old Mark Henshall of Fort Walton
Beach was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and possession of an open container.

His blood alcohol level tested at .290 and .284 respectively.