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ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man is now facing a DUI charge after a deputy rear-ended him, according to authorities.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that 24-year-old Yorgo Papagiani was approaching a St. Petersburg intersection Thursday night when he stopped abruptly at a red light. Deputy Brandon Lundy had been following Papagiani’s car and was unable to stop and avoid a crash.
Authorities say Lundy and Papagiani were both hospitalized with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. Investigators said Papagiani showed signs of impairment and refused to submit to a blood test while at the hospital.
After his release from the hospital, Papagiani was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, marijuana possession and refusal to submit to blood test.
Papagiani was released Friday on $10,300 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.
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