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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) — The City Attorney for Hollywood, charged with DUI over the weekend, has asked for a temporary leave of absence.

City Attorney Jeffrey Sheffel, who did not attend the meeting, asked the commission for a 30-day leave of absence on Wednesday. The commission granted his request with the stipulation that he have no access to City Hall.

Sheffel bonded out of jail Monday morning.

Just a day before, Hollywood Police responded to a crash around 6 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard Bridge heading East over the Intracoastal Waterway. The person behind the wheel had driven up the sidewalk of the bridge. Police later identified the driver as Sheffel.

He was arrested on charges of 1st offense DUI, DUI with damage to property or person, and driving on a sidewalk or bike path.

Officials with the City of Hollywood have not released any details on whether this may or may not affect his employment.

Sheffel was hired by the City Commission in 2008 and has served in the same position since that time.


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