Deputies: Drunk man crashes head-on into cruiser


Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

BRADENTON, Fla. — A man is in jail after authorities say he crashed head-on into a parked Manatee County Sheriff's cruiser with a deputy inside.

The deputy had responded to a call Monday night when 43-year-old Israel Lara-Contreras crossed the center line and hit the deputy's car.

The Bradenton Herald reports the deputy wasn't injured, but the car sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Lara-Contreras is charged with driving while intoxicated. He remained in the Manatee County Jail on Tuesday. No attorney was listed on jail records.

No further details were immediately available.

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