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Drunk Driver Hits FHP Cruiser After Running Red Light On Florida Avenue In Lakeland

Just after midnight, early Monday morning, a Hyundai Accent, was traveling eastbound on US-98 in the inside lane. At the same time a marked FHP Dodge Charger was traveling westbound on US-98, en route to a minor traffic crash. At the intersection of Florida Avenue, the Trooper stopped in the left turn lane and when given a green left turn arrow signal proceeded to turn left. The Hyundai failed to stop for a red traffic signal, entered the intersection and collided with the passenger side of the cruiser. The 51-year-old Lakeland Trooper suffered minor injuries, as did a passenger traveling in in the Hyundai who was identified as a 25-year-old Lakeland man. The driver of the Hyundai,a 20-year-old Lakeland man, identified as Jesus Eduardo Cano Zamora, suffered minor injuries.

Zamora was later arrested by FHP Troopers for DUI, No Driver License, Possessing Open Containers of Alcohol and Running a Red Light.

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