Deputy Injured in Possible DUI Crash – Woman Charged
UPDATE: 2/17/2016, 4:07 P.M. – Deputy Brian Smith has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home, according to officials.
UPDATE: 2/16/2016, 9:26 P.M. – According to the Hernando County Jail Website, Jeannine Bruno is charged with DUI, DUI with Property Damage, and Driving on a Suspended License. It should be noted that Bruno was arrested last year on charges of Theft and Fraud.
SPRING HILL – Earlier we reported that a Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and Garret Ave.
Officials have now confirmed that Deputy Brian Smith was involved in the crash and has been transported to Oakhill Hospital for treatment. Smith’s exact condition is unknown at this time, according to officials.
The female driver of the second vehicle was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Hernando County Jail.
There are unconfirmed reports that 43-year-old Jeannine Bruno is the woman responsible for the collision and she may have been under the influence at the time of the crash. Bruno was booked into the Hernando County Jail at 4:27 p.m. but her exact charges are unknown at this time.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.
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