Troopers: Drunk driver hits marked FHP cruiser

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A driver rear-ended a marked Florida Highway Patrol cruiser on a Pasco County roadway Sunday.

It happened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on State Road 54 near Vandine Road. Kyran Pittner, 25, of Wesley Chapel, was driving a 2002 Corvette on SR 54 in the center turn lane approaching Vandine Road. The FHP cruiser was parked in the turn lane with the lights on protecting the scene of a previous crash.

Pittner didn’t see the cruiser on time and struck it in the rear.

The cruiser was unoccupied.

Pittner was arrested and taken to the Pasco County jail on the charges of DUI, DUI Property Damage, Careless Driving, No Proof of Insurance, No Registration. His breath sample at the jail showed more than twice legal limit of alcohol. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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