Deputies: Drunk man crashes head-on into cruiser

BRADENTON, Fla. - A man is in jail after authorities say he crashed head-on into a parked Manatee County Sheriff's cruiser with a deputy inside.

The deputy had responded to a call Monday night when 43-year-old Israel Lara-Contreras crossed the center line and hit the deputy's car.

The Bradenton Herald ( ) reports the deputy wasn't injured, but the car sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Lara-Contreras is charged with driving while intoxicated. He remained in the Manatee County Jail on Tuesday. No attorney was listed on jail records.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald ,

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