Suspected DUI driver crashes into FHP patrol car in Orange County

(Photos via Florida Highway Patrol)

A suspected DUI driver was arrested for slamming into the back of a marked Florida Highway Patrol car early Thursday, according to troopers.  

FHP said the crash happened at 2:20 a.m. on State Road 408 near State Road 417 in Orange County.

Troopers said Rodrigo Alexander Robles-Perez, 24, of Orlando, was driving a Nissan westbound on SR-408 when it crashed into the trooper's patrol car.

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(Photo via Florida Highway Patrol)

In a news release, authorities said the trooper's car was parked at the time of the crash for a lane closure on SR-408 and had its emergency lights on for the lane closure. 

The trooper – a 44-year-old Orlando man – has minor injuries. 

Robles-Perez was reportedly not hurt in the crash. He was arrested on a charge of DUI and for not having a driver's license. Troopers said he took a breathalyzer test and blew .221 – more than two times the legal limit in Florida.