Lineman threatens to cut off deputy’s power after arrest for drunk driving

Brandon McCann

A local lineman threatened to cut off the power to a deputy’s home after an arrest for drunk driving.

Brandon John McCann, 22, of Summerfield, was driving a pickup truck at 110 miles per hour at 2:43 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Leesburg when he was caught on radar, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

During a traffic stop, the deputy found that McCann had glassy bloodshot eyes and a cold empty bottle of beer tucked in the driver’s side door. McCann failed field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .173 and .172 blood alcohol content.

When McCann was being driven to the jail, he became “very belligerent and argumentative,” the arrest report said. He offered the deputy money in exchange for not being booked at the jail.

Brandon McCann in a photo on his Facebook page.

When that didn’t work, McCann allegedly threatened the deputy.

“He was going to find my place of residency and use his position as a lineman for a power company to turn off the power to my house,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and corruption by threat against a public servant. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $6,000 bond.