- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man was drunk when he backed into a deputy’s patrol car.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that 25-year-old Yasiel Martinez was driving a truck in a boat ramp parking lot near Courtney Campbell Causeway Sunday evening when he stuck the occupied patrol car. DUI deputies responded to the scene, and breathe tests showed blood alcohol readings of 0.143 and 0.144 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.

Yasiel Martinez was arrested and charged with DUI. He was released Monday morning on $500 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

Deputies had been at the boat ramp Sunday following the discovery of 68 marijuana plants in the mangroves nearby.

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