Sebastian woman crashes into parked police car, faces DUI charge

SEBASTIAN — No one was seriously injured when a Sebastian woman crashed into a parked police car Friday, Indian River County Sheriff's Office officials said.

Lisa Tafuri, 49, of the 11300 block of South Indian River Drive was charged with driving under the influence with property damage after the 12:30 a.m. crash on U.S. 1 at Jefferson Street. She posted $1,000 bail.

"Honestly, it's about time this happened," she told the deputy.

An officer was investigating a separate crash at U.S. 1 and Main Street and parked his patrol car in the southbound lanes with lights flashing. The officer told deputies he had to run out of the path of Tafuri's car before she struck his patrol car, her affidavit states.

Tafuri refused to take either a blood-alcohol test or roadside sobriety exercises, the Sheriff's Office said. The deputy based his DUI charge on her lack of balance and her slurred words, the report states.

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