Hendershott's son arrested on DUI suspicion twice in 2 weeks

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The son of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s former aide has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the second time in less than two weeks.

Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department said Jeffrey Hendershott, 20, was arrested and released Sunday at about 10:30 a.m.

His father, David Hendershott, was Arpaio’s former chief deputy up until a few months ago.

Hendershott’s arrest followed what was described by police as "poor driving behavior" reported by several witnesses along northbound Interstate 17 near Carefree Highway.

He was taken into custody in the 37200 block of North 27th Drive after he crashed into a curb and the vehicle became inoperable, according to police.

Hendershott was traveling in a 2011 Ford Taurus that had damage to the left front tire. The air bags were also deployed.

Hendershott was reportedly cooperative with officers and was tested at the scene and transported to the police station to collect evidence. He has not been charged pending lab analysis reports.

His father arrived at the crash scene and was “professional and courteous” to officers, according to Crump.

Hendershott was also arrested on suspicion of DUI on July 27.