Woman Driving Under The Influences Crashes Into Deputy’s Cruiser
According to NBC Miami, a woman is facing the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing her pickup truck into a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser last month.
On Tuesday, January 28th, two cruisers from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were traveling on Lakeland Road when they encountered a pickup truck being driven by 46-year-old Indi Williams, who was crossing the center line and driving erratically.
The deputy in the first cruiser was able to get out of the way by veering his vehicle into a parking lot. However, the second sheriff’s cruiser collided head-on with Williams’ pickup truck, injuring both deputies inside. The driver of a third vehicle that had been following the two sheriff’s cruisers managed to avoid the collision by swerving into a nearby ditch.
The deputy in the first cruiser called for assistance to the scene of the crash. The two deputies were taken to an area hospital for treatment. One of the deputies was treated and later released from the hospital the same day, while the second deputy was listed in stable condition. Officials say that the driver of the third vehicle was uninjured in the crash.
Sherriff’s deputies arrested Williams at the scene under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Breathalyzer tests indicated that she had a blood-alcohol level of between 0.145 and 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Williams was released on Wednesday, January 29th. So far, Court documents do not list an attorney for Williams or indicate when she is due to appear in court.