DELTONA (AP) — A Deltona man has been charged with driving under the influence after his truck overturned a patrol car driven by Volusia County Sherriff’s deputy.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Deputy Paul Mele, Jr. had his sirens activated and a green light while following behind another patrol car through an intersection Saturday afternoon.
That’s when 62-year-old Edward Flowers attempted to make a turn and made contact with Mele’s car. After the collision, the 26-year-old deputy’s car overturned.
He was treated for minor injuries at nearby Halifax Medical Center.
Edwards was arrested for DUI and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
He has since posted bond and been released. It’s not known if he has an attorney.
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