Pinellas deputy hits car driving with no headlights

Pinellas County, Florida -- A crash between a Pinellas deputy on Saturday evening resulted in minor injuries and one arrest.

Deputy Steven Wolcott was headed home from an off -duty detail in his 2011 Crown Victoria marked cruiser Saturday evening when attempted to turn left onto onto Bell Cheer Drive from Belcher Road.

22-year-old Christian Brinsko was traveling southbound on Belcher Road in the median lane with no headlights and only the parking lights being used.

Deputies say Deputy Wolcott did not see the vehicle, started his left hand turn and struck the driver's side rear wheel area of the vehicle.

Brinsko was transported to Morton Plant Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Following release from the hospital, deputies conducted a DUI investigation. Brinsko was determined to be impaired and was arrested for DUI and DUI Property Damage.

Deputy Wolcott was not injured.

Narcotics appear to be a factor in the crash.


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