Patrol Car Hit at Traffic Stop

No one should ever drive after drinking. However, if one does, the last thing they want to do is to get into an accident. Problems can escalate when a police car is the second car in that accident. It gets worse when the driver doesn’t stop.

In Tampa, Florida last week, a sheriff’s deputy was making an arrest in a suspected DUI case when another car side-swiped his vehicle and kept going. The incident occurred last Sunday night at about 10:30 pm.

Hillsborough County Sherrif’s office reports that deputies were arresting an unidentified man, 36, for suspicion of DUI. Another vehicle clipped the sheriff’s vehicle and kept going. Deputies eventually caught up with the hit-and-run driver.

49-year old Todd Casey was arrested by Hillsborough County Sherrif deputies. When deputies caught up with him, they reported that Casey’s eyes were bloodshot, glassy, and his speech was slurred. A breathalyzer test returned results of .181 and .196. Drivers are considered impaired in Florida at .08.

Casey was eventually charged with DUI and property damage. He was also cited for not moving over when passing an emergency vehicle. It is currently unclear whether or not he has hired a lawyer.

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