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Florida Teen, 17, Arrested For DUI After Crashing Head-On Into Police Officer

A 17-year-old Florida teen was arrested for DUI after crashing into multiple vehicles and ultimately a head-on crash with a police officer.

Police say the officer was working off duty at Club Ivy in Tampa when citizens told the officer that their cars had been struck by a dark pickup truck that fled the parking lot.

The officer attempted to locate the vehicle along Fowler Ave. at Leroy Collins Blvd, other citizens flagged the officer down and said “he went that way” indicating that the truck went northbound.

The officer was traveling northbound on Leroy Collins when she suddenly observed the suspect vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes.

The officer stopped her vehicle and activated her emergency lights and that’s when the suspect struck her car in a head-on collision. The driver, a 17-year-old male, was immediately detained for the hit & run investigation.

During their contact, officers on the scene observed signs of impairment and conducted a DUI investigation. The suspect was arrested for DUI.

Charges are pending for the hit & run crashes.

The officer sustained a cut on her wrist from the force of her airbags deploying. She was checked out at TGH and released to full duty.

The suspect had no injuries and the crash remains under investigation.

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One Reply to “Florida Teen, 17, Arrested For DUI After Crashing Head-On Into Police Officer”

  1. Luckily the injuries were minor and hopefully since this DUI offender is underage, it will be a lesson never to repeat this offense again. The new state DUI laws are serious even for a defendant having to fightDUIcharges as a first time offense, and it is on a person’s record for life if convicted in court.

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