Florida Tooper Injured After Being Rear Ended By Drunk Driver

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When driving drunk, it is generally a good idea to do your best to avoid the authorities. Jetzel Jadiel Ortiz Freytes didn’t heed that warning and now he is facing a lengthy stint in jail for his stupidity. Early Tuesday morning, a Florida Highway Patrol officer was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

It was later determined that the driver of the automobile, Freytes, was drunk. Freytes was driving east on State Road 408 at roughly 2:30 AM near Conway Road when he entered a construction zone. He plowed through a handful of traffic cones along the way. Eventually, his vehicle rear ended 32-year-old trooper, Tarik Dalhy. At the time, the trooper was parked in the closed lane with his cruiser lights flashing.

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In order to get out of the automobile, Dalhy had to kick the door open. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a bruised lung. He was released shortly thereafter. 25-year-old Ortiz Freytes blew a .120. The legal limit in Florida is .08. The drunken driver was not injured. He has now been charged with driving under the influence while causing injury.

October 10, 2017 |

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