Nedra Shical Deardra Miller faces DUI charge after hitting Florida Highway Patrol trooper

8:22 AM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida - A woman faces DUI charges after hitting a Florida Highway Patrol car on an Interstate 4 exit ramp near Tampa.

The crash happened early Friday as the trooper was assisting in a traffic pacing operation for a construction project on Interstate 275.

According to an incident report, Sgt. Brenda Simmons parked in a travel lane on the I-4 exit ramp leading to northbound I-275. Her emergency lights were flashing as she attempted to prevent drivers from exiting the highway due to construction on I-275.

The driver, 29-year-old Nedra Shical Deardra Miller, failed to slow down and hit the rear of the patrol car.

The trooper was taken to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Miller was arrested and taken to the Hillsborough County Jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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