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WATCH: Drunk driver flips car off interstate in Tampa after crashing off exit ramp

Tampa drunk driver flips car off exit ramp
Posted at 1:45 PM, Oct 29, 2018

TAMPA — A driver on I-275 in Tampa captured the moment a drunk driver flipped his vehicle over an exit ramp and off the interstate over the weekend.

In the video, the vehicle is seen swerving in and out of lanes, nearly hitting another car. Then at the Hillsborough exit, the driver doesn't turn on the ramp, and runs into the guardrail, sending the car over the edge.

Police say the crash resulted in about $6,000 in damage. Authorities say the driver had watery/bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, poor balance, admitted to drinking beer before driving and had a distinct odor of alcohol on his breath.

Daniel Buchholz, 27, was arrested for driving under the influence in the incident, his second DUI in Hillsborough County.

The person who took the video was on his way home from his shift at a pizza restaurant. A witness at the scene said Buchholz did not have a scratch on him after the crash.