Wrong-Way Driver Stops Before Hitting Deputy

A suspected drunken driver narrowly avoided a collision with a deputy’s cruiser Monday night, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

According to the agency, a patrol deputy observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on Riverside Parkway and heading towards the cruiser. The driver stopped when the deputy activated the emergency equipment. The incident happened just after 10 p.m. Oct. 22.

Blanca R. Rios, 63, of Leesburg, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal of breath test. She was released on an unsecured bond.

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