18-year-old accused of DUI, hitting trooper's car: 'My mom's going to kill me'
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
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.