A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says Paul Wilkins drove into a traffic control point near U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police said Wilkins drove through cones, hit a detective’s car, and pushed it about 30 feet into the department’s brand new "Don't Drink and Drive" police cruiser. Both cars were parked, with red and blue lights flashing.
Wilkins told police he did not see the cars or the emergency lights flashing. No one was injured.
He was arrested on a charge of DUI.
Wilkins was taken to Citrus County jail in the new drunk-driving awareness cruiser emblazoned with the slogan "a cop or a cab, you decide."
It was not immediately clear if Wilkins had an attorney.