TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Tampa on Sunday.
According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the crash happened just after 6 a.m. at North Dale Mabry Highway and Ehrlich Road. The deputy was on his way to his patrol location and stopped at the intersection.
The deputy was taken to the hospital with an upper-body injury, according to the sheriff’s office. The occupants of the other vehicle were not hurt.
Deputies said the driver who ran the red light, Carlos Gutierrez Aquino, seemed impaired, so they ran a breathalyzer test. The first sample came back at 0.172 and the second was 0.152. Aquino was charged with DUI involving property damage/injuries and driving without a valid license.
There’s a few issues at play here. Is this a serious bodily injury case meaning possible felony charges. Is there a +/-.02 incongruity with the breath test results?