Orlando, FL (February 2, 2019) - A three-car crash in Orlando on Friday, February 1st left a police officer injured. The crash took place around 9:20 pm at the intersection of University and Heather Glen Boulevard.
Officials say that 38-year-old Dominick Mendoza was driving a pickup truck when he pulled in front a police vehicle traveling westbound on University. The patrol car was struck by the truck. The force of the impact caused the patrol car to also strike another vehicle. The Orlando police officer involved in the crash sustained injuries which are not life-threatening. Further investigation revealed Mendoza to be impaired by both drugs and alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DUI. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured
There is no additional information at this time.
A reportable car accident takes place about every 92 seconds in Florida. Unfortunately, DUI remains a leading cause of many injury crashes. Driving under the influence is a very irresponsible choice and is a form of negligent driving which can lead to both civil and criminal penalties for the driver. In this case, Dominick Mendoza will be held liable for any injuries caused in this collision.
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