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A 49-year-old Dunnellon man who sideswiped a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office patrol car involved in a wreck in the early-morning hours Saturday, Sept. 18, now faces legal problems, according to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report.

Callum Mansfield was charged for DUI Property Damage and Careless Driving. He was transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility, where he provided a sample of his breath. Mansfield blew a 0.211%. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08%.

According to the report, events began at 1:50 a.m. when a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was in emergency response to a call for service, was traveling westbound on Dunnellon Road, east of West Rainbow Street. The deputy who wasn’t identified in the report due to Marsy’s Law, traveled over standing water, losing control of the patrol car and striking a 2008 Ford Expedition that was disabled due to an earlier crash.

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Post-impact, the report stated, the patrol car and sport utility vehicle rotated to final rest in the center of the roadway and south shoulder respectively.

At 2:18 a.m., Mansfield was traveling in a 2018 Toyota Tundra eastbound along Dunnellon Road when he failed to observe a disabled patrol car with emergency lights activated, the FHP report stated. As a result, the left side of Mansfield’s Tundra sideswiped the left side of the patrol car. Following this crash, the Tundra came to a controlled stop.

Mansfield had minor injuries, the report stated, while the deputy was not injured in the collision.