Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested and charged with DUI after she almost hit a patrol car head-on.

Ocala Police Officer Luis Camacho responded to the 3800 block of South Pine Avenue, in reference to a single vehicle crash with a possible drunk driver, early Thursday.

When Officer Camacho arrived on the scene, Officer Ramjit, who was already at the scene, said he was working a crash in which a white Saturn drove into oncoming traffic and nearly slammed head-on with a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant’s patrol car. The deputy was identified as Sergeant Moore.

Sergeant Moore told Officers that he was able to evade the head-on collision. He said he immediately turned his vehicle around in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, but the Saturn had already crashed into a guard rail.

The driver of the Saturn was identified as Cori Taylor Hardman.

Hardman refused to speak with police. When asked if she would participate in a few field sobriety tests, she replied, “I am not going to perform, just handcuff me and go.”

She was arrested and transported to the Marion County jail where she blew a .224.

She was charged with DUI/Second Offense and Driving while License Suspended/Felony Habitual Offender.

She was released on $3,000 bond.

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