FHP: Drunk driver arrested after hitting trooper's patrol car on I-75 SB just north of I-4

Posted at 7:59 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 09:44:24-04

The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene after a trooper was struck by a drunk driver on I-75 southbound just north of I-4. 

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A trooper was traveling southbound in the outside lane of I-75 in a 2016 Dodge Charger. The trooper came to a stop for other stopped traffic when a 2016 Ford SUV driven by an impaired driver failed to stop and rear-ended the patrol car. Trooper William Hale sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital to be treated. 

Billy Lee Floyd, 49, of Land O Lakes, was arrested by FHP and transported to the Orient Road Jail. 

The right lane is blocked while troopers investigate. 



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