Man Hits Patrol Car While Deputy Makes DUI Arrest

Florida authorities say a suspected drunken driver sideswiped a patrol car while a sheriff's deputy was making an arrest in another DUI case.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies were arresting a 36-year-old man about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night when the second car clipped the patrol car. The driver didn't stop but deputies eventually caught up with him.

Deputies arrested 49-year-old Todd M. Casey. An incident report says Casey had alcohol on his breath, red and glassy eyes and slurred speech. He provided breath samples of .181 and .196. Drivers in Florida are considered impaired at .08.

Casey is charged with DUI with property damage and was cited for not moving over when passing an emergency vehicle. Jail records don't indicate whether he's hired a lawyer.

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