Woman arrested for DUI after crashing into police cruiser

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A Bradenton woman was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing into a Winter Haven police cruiser, officers say.

A Winter Haven police officer was standing outside of his car investigating a reported disturbance off of Lake Silver Drive just before 1 a.m.

Jessica Baker, 26, was driving down Lake Silver Drive when she swerved out of her lane and crashed into the back of the officer's cruiser.

Baker did not stop after colliding into the cruiser and continued to drive down the road until the car broke down. When officers questioned Baker about the crash she stated that she was unaware she had hit anything, let alone a police cruiser.

Police say she told the officers that her car stopped because the steering was not working correctly and that she needed to call someone to come and fix it for her.

Baker was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Failure to Maintain Designated Lane Causing a Crash.

No injuries were sustained to the officer.

 

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