Deputy involved in crash with suspected drunk driver

- A Hillsborough County deputy was involved in a crash with a suspected drunk driver Saturday night.

The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. on 15th Street near Fowler Avenue.

According to investigators, the deputy was stopped with one vehicle stopped behind him. That's when 70-year-old driver, Alfredo Rodriguez-Jimenez, crashed into the rear vehicle, causing it to hit the deputy's cruiser.

Two occupants in the rear vehicle were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Rodriguez-Jimenez was arrested for driving under the influence. He was not injured.

 
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