Pinellas Park police are reporting a St. Petersburg man crashed into one of their police cruisers while driving drunk Wednesday evening. According to Bay News 9, Steven Jason Roberts, ran into the police car and then left the scene of the accident. He was later apprehended after abandoning his Jeep Cherokee and fleeing the scene of a second crash. He has been charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, burglary and probation violation.
The officer in the police car was unable to chase the suspect due to the damage done to his cruiser. Officer Bradley Serata was taken to the hospital and later released. Roberts was taken to the hospital as well after an arrest without incident. According to Bay News 9, Roberts has been arrested five times before in Pinellas County.