A Dade City man has been charged with DUI property damage after colliding with a police cruiser. The accident occurred just after midnight on U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills. The driver, 36-year old Christopher Collins, crashed into the patrol car with its emergency lights activated. No information has been released on whether the officer on duty was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Collins is employed as a day laborer in Dade City. Zephyrhills Police Department took the defendant into custody and is out on $500 bond from the Land O' Lakes jail.
Florida law considers the crime of DUI with property damage a first degree misdemeanor. If convicted, the offender faces up to a year in jail. However, penalties are increased if the driver possesses a blood alcohol content level of .15 or over, or if the offender has more than two prior DUI arrests.
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