Former WESH anchor arrested on DUI charge

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Former WESH anchor John O’Connor was arrested early Sunday in Jacksonville on suspicion of driving under the influence.

O’Connor, now the main anchor for Jacksonville’s CBS 47, was pulled over after police said his car stopped beyond the pavement marker at a red light. Police said O’Connor’s eyes were watery, his breath smelled of alcohol and he kept leaning against his car to maintain his balance.

Police said O’Connor failed the field sobriety test, and they found a beer bottle in the car.

He has been suspended by his station. Read more from


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