Trooper, injured by passing car, pursues and arrests driver, 18 - FOX 35 News Orlando

18-year-old accused of DUI, hitting trooper's car: 'My mom's going to kill me'

Posted: Updated:

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper, injured by a passing car, was able to get back into his cruiser and track down the driver of that car.

The incident happened along University Boulevard on Sunday evening. The trooper was assisting a victim of a hit-and-run accident when he and his patrol car were struck by a passing car. 

The trooper's car door was jammed from impact, so he climbed into the cruiser through the window and began a pursuit. The trooper said that, when the driver of that car refused to pull over, he employed a maneuver to stop the car.

"She could have killed someone," said FHP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes of the driver, identified as Gina Garcia Ronquillo, 18. Garcia Ronquillo is a student at the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

She can be heard on the trooper's dash-cam recording saying: "My mom's going to kill me."

Garcia Ronquillo was placed under arrest and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and DUI property damage.

The trooper received injuries to his left leg, but he has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Follow us on Pinterest


FOX 35 Weather Authority

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices