Pinellas County Sheriff deputy involved in DUI crash

CLEARWATER, Fla. - A Pinellas County Sheriff deputy is recovering after being involved in an overnight crash on Belcher Road.

Deputy Steven Wolcott was headed home in his issued patrol car around 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning when he attempted to turn onto Bell Cheer Drive.

Officials say 22 year old Christian Brinsko was headed down Belcher Road in his Saturn Ion with no headlights on.

Wolcott didn't see Brinsko coming as he started to make the turn and hit him.

Brinsko was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

Deputies later gave Brinsko a DUI test from which they determined he was impaired at the time of the crash. Investigators believe drugs were involved.

He was arrested for DUI and DUI property damage.

Wolcott was uninjured and his cruiser sustained damage to the left front side.


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