Pinellas County, FL (February 13, 2019) - A former deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was involved in a two-car crash on Monday, February 11th.
According to offices, Deputy Kimberly Marie Peck was driving a 2017 Honda CRV northbound on 71st street when she made a right turn onto 54th Avenue N. As Peck made her turn, she turned too wide and collided with the front of a 2016 Honda Fit. The Fit was stopped at a red light when it was struck.. The driver of the Fit and a 17-year-old passenger in the vehicle were taken to St. Petersburg General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Following an investigation, Peck was charged with driving under the influence. Testing revealed that she was over the legal limit at the time of the crash. Charges are pending in the crash according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Peck was fired from the sheriff's office as a result of the accident.
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