CRESTVIEW — A 25-year-old man was charged early Sunday with careless driving and driving under the influence after hitting a parked Crestview Police Department vehicle.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol press release, the police officer had parked his vehicle on the inside lane of State Road 85 just north of State Road 20. The vehicle had its lights flashing and was unoccupied while the officer worked a traffic crash.
David Mark Mosher was driving south on the inside lane of SR 85 around 1:15 a.m. in a 2006 Volkswagen when he hit the rear of the patrol vehicle, a 2009 Ford Explorer.
Mosher, of Santa Rosa Beach, was taken to Twin Cities Hospital with minor injuries. His passenger, 25-year-old Shalimar resident Brian Michael Stone, was not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time.
Mosher was later released and arrested for driving under the influence.
The police vehicle sustained about $4,000 in damages. Mosher's vehicle sustained about $2,000 in damages.