Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 14:53:00-04

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 ( ) 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.