An assistant Broward County state attorney was arrested on DUI and other charges Tuesday.
Alim Babayev, 37, was arrested on charges of DUI with damage to the property or person of another and leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to property, Broward jail records showed.
The arrest was made by the Florida Highway Patrol, but no other details were available. Babayev was booked into jail and later released, and attorney information wasn’t available.
Officials with the Broward State Attorney’s Office said Babayev is assigned to the felony trial unit but has been suspended without pay until the case is resolved.
“Our office will ask the governor to assign this case to another state attorney’s office to avoid any potential appearance of a conflict of interest. After the case is concluded, the state attorney and chief assistant state attorney will review the matter and make a decision regarding the future employment of the accused person,” the office said in a statement.