HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A driver was charged with driving under the influence after the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said she ran a red light and crashed into a deputy cruiser.
Deputies said the crash happened just after 1 a.m. near Valrico Road and Lumsden Road and involved an SUV and an HCSO patrol car.
The deputy was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The other driver, identified as 34-year-old Brittany Moore, did not suffer any injuries.
Moore was arrested after deputies said she was driving under the influence. She was also cited for failing to stop at a steady red light.
“Driving impaired isn’t just a risk you take; it’s a danger you pose to yourself, your passengers, and everyone else sharing the road. When you’re behind the wheel under the influence, you’re not only gambling with your life, but also with the lives of innocent people,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This situation could have ended so much differently and shows how driving under the influence is a reckless choice that can shatter families, cause irreparable harm, and leave a trail of devastation.”
The crash remains under investigation.