Polk County Sheriff's Office Traffic deputies are investigating a traffic crash involving a Polk County Sheriff’s Office agency vehicle that was hit by a DUI suspect. The crash occurred on Sunday, December 18, 2011 on the intersection of Winter Lake Road and King Road, Winter Haven.
At approximately 10:20 p.m., a parked 2006 Ford Crown Victoria was hit by a 2007 Black Chrysler 300 driven by 44 year-old Theodore Reese, W/M of 314 Sandpine Trail, Winter Haven, Florida. Theodore Reese was driving under the influence.
The PCSO agency vehicle, with its headlights on and overhead emergency lights activated, was parked in the road way of Winter Lake Road while the deputy was investigating an unrelated traffic crash. The deputy’s emergency traffic triangles were deployed in the road to alert traffic of law enforcement activity. The triangle closest to the curb had been run over by Theodore Reese’s vehicle and a piece of the triangle was observed on the ground under the front bumper of his vehicle.
The patrol car received severe damage to the rear of the vehicle and the deputy’s agency issued rifle located in the truck was bent from the impact.
Theodore Reese was arrested at the scene for DUI and transported to the Polk County Jail.
There were no injuries in this vehicle crash.
Investigation is on going.