Man had .221 BAL after crashing into cruiser Florida Highway Patrol on SR-408, officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – A 24-year-old Orlando man was arrested for impaired driving after crashing into the back of a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser early Thursday in Orange County, officials said.

The accident happened at 2:20 a.m. on State Road 408 westbound near State Road 417.

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FHP said Rodrigo Alexander Robles Perez was driving a 2013 Nissan West on SR 408 when he crashed into the back of the FHP cruiser, which was parked with its lights on for a lane closure.

Robles Perez and the soldier, a 44-year-old Orlando man, suffered minor injuries, according to an FHP accident report.

The FHP said Robles Perez had a blood alcohol level of .221, nearly three times the legal limit for driving in Florida.

“It’s very altered. It’s very, very weathered and it’s extremely dangerous,” Lt. Tara Crezcenzi said with FHP. Crezcenzi said the accident could have been fatal, but “luckily today both pilots were fine”.

He was arrested for impaired driving and driving without a license, according to the accident report. Robles Perez was incarcerated in the Orange County Jail.

On Thursday morning, prison officials told News 6 that suspect Robles Perez had posted bond and would soon be released.


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