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Woman charged with DUI, accused of hitting patrol car

Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 13:54:22-04

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a southwest Florida woman was drunk when she rear-ended a deputy's patrol car at a red light.

The Bradenton Herald (https://goo.gl/EximA0 ) reports that 61-year-old Barbara Boyle was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence.

A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office news release says the patrol deputy was stopped at the red light when Boyle crashed into him. A DUI unit responded to the scene, and Boyle's blood-alcohol content was recorded at 0.191 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.

The deputy involved was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.

Jail records didn't list an attorney for Boyle.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , http://www.bradenton.com

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