He got the message, but apparently only once it was too late. Police in northwest Florida say they charged a man with Driving Under the Influence after he crashed his car into a sheriff’s office vehicle that was being used to warn motorists against drink driving.
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Paul Wilkins, 63, struck the cones at a traffic control point in Crystal River at 10 p.m. Saturday night.
He then slammed his car into a patrol car, pushing it 30 feet into another cruiser which was emblazoned with the slogan “a cop or a cab, you decide” ― the rear of which was made to look like a taxi.
“The irony!” the office wrote on Facebook.
Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested Wilkins. Deputies later transported him in the same anti-DUI vehicle to Citrus County Detention Facility.