TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A reportedly intoxicated Tampa pedestrian was injured when a Hillsborough County deputy hit him with a patrol car.
The sheriff's office reports that the deputy had just left the county jail early Wednesday morning when 22-year-old Shawn Michael Thompson-Ferrero attempted to illegally cross the street. According to a report, the deputy tried to swerve but hit Thompson-Ferrero.
The man was taken to a Tampa hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. The deputy was not injured.
Authorities didn't say how fast the deputy was traveling. It wasn't immediately clear whether the deputy would face any disciplinary action.