Largo police arrest mystery driver suspected of hitting officer’s cruiser

The vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash is a black 2008 Infinity Ex crossover.

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — Largo police say they’ve arrested the driver who is suspected of sideswiping a Largo PD cruiser.

Vehicle hits Largo police cruiser, leaves sceneLouis Fontana, 45, turned himself in at the Largo Police Department on Thursday morning after seeing coverage of the crash on the news, according to a police spokesperson. Police dashcam video showed the crash and car parts flying off the Infinity.

The vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash is a black 2008 Infinity Ex crossover.

Fontana was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. Police say he expressed remorse at the incident and apologized. He is suspected of drinking. Police say he told them he panicked and left the scene of the crash.

The crash happened on at 10:12 p.m. on April 30 in the northbound lanes of US 19 just north of Roosevelt Boulevard.

The officer was parked in the curb lane with his emergency lights activated and was assisting a driver with their disabled vehicle when the Infinity sideswiped the cruiser.

The cruiser was parked in a manner that it prevented the hit-and-run driver from striking the tow truck as well as the disabled driver. No one was injured in the crash.

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