Published: Aug 25, 2010 4:17 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 25, 2010 1:17 PM EDT

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) - A Pasco County woman was charged with driving under the influence after reportedly crashing into the deputy's patrol car.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 61-year-old Lorraine Leverone-Pothier rear-ended the cruiser Monday afternoon while it was stopped in traffic. The patrol vehicle then hit a car in front of it.

The deputy was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle declined treatment.

State troopers reported that Leverone-Pothier seemed lethargic and had a blank stare. They asked her to perform a sobriety test, which she reportedly failed.

Leverone-Pothier was arrested and charged with DUI and DUI with property damage. She was being held on $500 bail.