Pinellas Deputy Injured in Hit and Run Crash
Speed and impairment both appeared to be factors in the crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A deputy was injured Friday (Jan. 5) night when his patrol SUV was struck by a hit and run driver, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputy Darryl Martin, 52, suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to local hospital for treatment and has since been released from the hospital. Martin has worked with the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office since November 1994.
Anthony Hanna, 37, of St. Petersburg, was charged with one count each of leaving the scene of an accident with injury/property damage and driving under the influence with injury/property damage. He was not injured in the crash.
The crash happened about 10:52 p.m. while Martin was on patrol in a marked Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. Martin was on patrol and stopped at the intersection
of 62nd Avenue N and 28th Street in the left westbound lane. He was waiting to turn south onto 28th when a 2000 Buick Regal driven by Hanna struck his Chevy from behind.
Anthony failed to stop after the crash and left the scene in the 2000 Buick, deputies said. Three witnesses in a vehicle were behind the Buick before the crash. After the crash, they followed the Buick and Anthony to his home address on 61st Avenue N in St. Petersburg where he was contacted by deputies a short time later.
Anthony had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC), of .036/.039, toxicology results are pending. Deputies said speed and impairment both appear to be factors in the crash.
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