FHP: Drunken, unlicensed driver crashes into patrol car on SR-408, injuring trooper

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A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured after a drunk driver crashed into his cruiser Thursday.

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Troopers said the crash occurred around 2:20 a.m. on westbound State Road 408 near State Road 417.

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Rodrigo Robles-Perez, 24, was driving west on SR-408 when he ran into a parked FHP patrol cruiser, according to a report.

The trooper was parked with his emergency lights on for a lane closure in the area.

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Officials said the trooper sustained minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

Troopers said Robles-Perez was arrested and charged with DUI and driving without a driver’s license.

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Robles-Perez took a breathalyzer test after the arrest and recorded a blood-alcohol content of 0.221. The legal limit in Florida for the test is 0.08.

Troopers said they are still investigating the crash.

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