Sergeant Tries to ‘Badge’ Himself Out of DUI



On October 18, 2020, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Moschetto was dispatched to the intersection of Centerville Road and Buford Blvd in Tallahassee, Florida, to assist the Tallahassee Police Department with a traffic stop. According to Moschetto's sergeant - who related the message - the driver, later identified as Morgan Wysocki, was a sergeant with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and was possibly under the influence of alcohol.
Moschetto arrived on scene at 11:50 p.m., and contacted TPD Officer Jonathan Scott. Scott reported that at 10:56 p.m., he had been operating his marked TPD vehicle, traveling south on Capital Circle at Centerville Rd, when he observed a red 2014 Jeep SUV, stopped on Capital Circle in the left turn lane to Centerville Rd. According to Scott, the vehicle was stopped for a steady red left arrow, and proceeded against the red arrow through the intersection, making a left turn onto Centerville Rd. Scott conducted a traffic stop. Events proceeded as shown in this video. According to TPD Sgt. Wagner, he made the decision to turn the investigation over to the Florida Highway Patrol to avoid any conflict of interest due to the close relationship between the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Department.
Sergeant Morgan Wysocki ultimately pleaded no contest to the charge of driving under the influence. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to twelve months of probation with the possibility of early termination, fifty hours community service (25 of which could be bought-out at $10 per hr); DUI School Level I; a six-month driver's license suspension; Victim Awareness Program; vehicle Impoundment/Immobilization for thirty (30) days; court costs and fines; and general conditions of probation. Wysocki had previously been arrested for DUI at the age of 20.