Jeffrey Hendershott cannot stay away from the wrong side of the law.
The son of infamous former Maricopa County Chief Deputy David Hendershott is becoming infamous himself after he was arrested for suspected drunk driving for the the second time in two weeks, reports azfamily.com.
Hendershott could face a felony charge of aggravated DUI given his previous arrest for driving under the influence. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, repeat DUI offenders may also receive alternative punishments, such as automobile impoundment, the installation of ignition interlock devices, electronically monitored house arrest, and intensive probation supervision with treatment.
Hendershott was taken into custody on Sunday after police responded to calls of Hendershott’s “poor driving behavior” along northbound Interstate 17, Sergeant Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department said.
Hendershott eventually crashed his 2011 Ford Taurus into a curb, which damaged his left front tire and deployed his air bags.
He was reportedly cooperative with police after the accident and tested at the scene. It probably helped that his father arrived at the crash scene as well. According to Crump, David Hendershott was “professional and courteous” to officers, despite the embarrassing circumstances of his son.
But the senior Hendershott is no stranger to embarrassing circumstances - he was fired earlier this year after an internal investigation revealed he had abused his position as Chief Deputy.
The younger Hendershott’s earlier encounter with the law landed him charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a DUI crash on July 27.
Jeffrey Hendershott has not yet been charged after his most recent arrest for suspected drunk driving, pending lab analysis reports. Let’s hope he stays out of the news, and out of a car, until then.