Driver Accused of DUI After Crashing into Deputy
He refused to complete field sobriety exercises, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Tampa man was accused of drunken driving after he crashed into a deputy’s vehicle, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tyler Conrad, 25, of Tampa, was charged with one count of driving under the influence with property damage.
The crash happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday (July 5). Deputies said Conrad was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima at Dale Mabry Highway S and Mango Avenue W when he crashed into Hillsborough sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Burgher who was leaving a call.
Deputies said Conrad, who exhibited signs of impairment and had a strong odor of alcohol, refused to complete field sobriety exercises and was transported to Central Breath Testing. Because of the indicators of impairment observed and totality of the circumstances, Conrad was charged with DUI.
The crash caused approximately $8,000 in damages and there were no injuries.
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