NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area deputy was seriously injured after authorities say he turned into the path of another vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that 64-year-old James Gariepy was on-duty Thursday morning when he was driving an unmarked Pasco County cruiser on U.S. 41. He attempted to make a left turn, and on oncoming SUV crashed into him.
Authorities say the light was green for traffic on U.S. 41, but Gariepy had a flashing yellow arrow to turn left.
Gariepy was taken to a nearby hospital, and the other driver suffered minor injuries.
An FHP crash report says charges were pending.