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Woman injured after being run over by Pinellas County deputy's SUV on St. Pete Beach

Posted at 8:51 PM, May 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 06:23:17-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) deputy drove over a woman with a SUV at St. Pete Beach while responding to a dispatch call Wednesday.

According to a release from PCSO, Deputy Todd Brien, who has been with the department for eight years, was on beach patrol while parked in a marked SUV. Deputy Brien was speaking to several pedestrians on the beach when he was dispatched to a call at another location.

Upon leaving, the deputy made a turn and drove over a 23-year-old woman who was lying in the sand.

PCSO said the front driver side tire of Brien's SUV drove over the woman's right side and back area.

The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. PCSO is investigating the matter.