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 July 14, 2023

Former Fox News correspondent Ed Henry arrested in Florida for alleged DUI

Ed Henry, a former correspondent for Fox News who was fired, was arrested on DUI charges.

Police records indicate that former Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in the middle of June, as The Daily Caller reported.

Henry was let go from his position at the network in 2020 owing to an allegation of sexual misconduct.

According to a report that was made available online by the West Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the West Palm Beach Police Department made an arrest of Henry on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

According to the report, a law enforcement officer noticed that Henry's black Cadillac Escalade was traveling down the road with a flat tire on the front driver's side. The deputy then pulled Henry over and questioned him.

It was claimed that the tire came apart from the rim and rolled into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes. This caused one car to swerve to escape being hit by the tire as it moved into the oncoming traffic lanes.

"While Henry was talking, I was able to smell the odor of unknown alcohol coming from his breath," the deputy stated in the police report. “Henry had glassy and bloodshot eyes…His gait was unsteady. His speech was slightly slurred.”

According to the publication, the former Fox News reporter acknowledged to drinking two bourbons between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. as he was spending time in the vicinity of Singer Island.

Because he was unable to do the "one leg stand," "the walk and turn," or the "finger on the nose" exercise, and otherwise found unable to pass the sobriety test.

According to the report, the deputy stated that Henry “swayed during the [task] and tilted his head forward.”

A breathalyzer test revealed that the subject's blood alcohol content was somewhat lower than the permissible limit of.08 percent.

After being arrested, the former reporter for Fox News was apparently "calm" and "quiet" as he declined to answer the questions that police asked him after his detention.

His lawyer, David Tarras, expressed confidence that Henry will be exonerated of the charges against him. Tarras is quoted as saying in an emailed statement that “Mr. Henry cooperated with law enforcement during their investigation,” which was published by the outlet.

“He respectfully provided a sample of his breath that was below a .08, and thus below the legal limit in Florida.”

There is currently a legal struggle pending against Henry that is connected to the allegations of sexual harassment and rape made by Jennifer Eckhart, an associate producer at Fox News. During the summer of 2020, Eckert leveled the charge of rape on him.

Henry was let go from his position at Fox News in July of 2020 because to an alleged incident of "willful sexual misconduct" that took place in 2017.

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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