|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.
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