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Florida cops say wrong way driver who struck tanker truck was under the influence


A motorist was arrested in Sarasota County, Florida, on Sunday after colliding with a semi truck while traveling the wrong way on the interstate.

The crash occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on June 4.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), 21 year old Angel Eduardo Martinez was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 208 when he struck a tanker truck traveling north.

Martinez struck the rear of the tanker trailer on the right side.

Martinez suffered minor injuries.

The truck driver, a 35 year old Florida resident, was not hurt.

FHP says that Martinez was booked into the Sarasota County Jail on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges.

The crash remains under investigation.


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