Volusia County man arrested for DUI after smashing into back of deputy cruiser

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A DeLeon Springs man is under arrest for DUI after smashing into the back of a patrol car, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened Friday night while deputies were working a traffic crash on U.S. 17 near Lingering Lane.

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According to a news release, Deputy Stubblefield and his trainee Deputy Garcia were working the traffic stop when a DUI driver crashed into the back of their patrol vehicle.

Deputies said the 59-year-old driver, Victor Arevalo, showed obvious signs of impairment and was unable to complete field sobriety exercises.

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Arevalo was taken to the Volusia County Jail on charges of DUI with injury and refusal to submit to testing with a prior refusal.

He was released on his own recognizance on Saturday.

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Deputies said the collision knocked Stubblefield to the ground and forced Garcia into the dashboard.

Both deputies were evaluated at the hospital with minor injuries and soreness.

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