News: Alleged impaired driver rear-ends FHP car


TAMPA, FL – A driver of a Kia Forte was said to have been impaired when he crashed his Kia Forte into the back of a FHP patrol car, injuring himself, his passenger, and the trooper. 

This collision happened before 4:45 a.m. Saturday on I-275 North, Click Orlando reported. Before the rear-end crash, the trooper — a 28-year-old adult — was inside their cruiser (and had emergency lights) and was assisting with the left lane closures amid a construction zone. 

Prior to the crash, the Kia Forte — a 24-year-old man from Lakeland — had hit traffic cones and an arrow board before he rear-ended the FHP vehicle. 

First responders took the Lakeland man, the passenger with him, a 25-year-old woman from Ocala, and the trooper were sent to an area hospital. 

Officials are awaiting the results of the man’s toxicology report and have made no arrests at this time. 

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