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A Hillsborough county sheriff's deputy found himself in a dangerous movie like situation early Sunday morning like we've all seen in the Hollywood videos.
We're we're drivers are pulled out moments before the car exploded.
That's exactly what happened in this case luckily deputy Juan lads do was able to escape -- chart cruiser without any major injuries this deputy -- suffered.
Some scrapes obviously had some cuts.
A lot of bruising his sore investigators say he was hit while on patrol last night around 2 AMR -- was on routine patrol.
Was westbound -- avenue when a Ford Excursion came out of nowhere.
Traveling in his lane and hit him at on.
The man driving that Ford SUV with 42 year old Angel Pena.
Investigators say he was driving drunk when you lost control of his vehicle heading east on -- avenue prior to him -- that d'antoni is its vehicles -- -- small tree in the media and they say he left the median and entered the westbound -- of payers with no headlights on when he hit last two.
The deputy was trapped but was able to make a call for help and that's when investigators say the Hollywood type action took place.
Other responding deputies got -- just seconds moments before.
This car caught on fire was actually smoldering and he was able to get out.
And they were able -- four miles before it exploded in fully involved and fired.
Deputy Lazio was expected to return to duty after he recovers Pena was taken to the hospital he checked out okay and was checked into jail charged with driving under the influence.
Deputies say this grass is just another reminder about dangerous their job can be.
If it wasn't for the push bumpers on Central Park as well as.
That everywhere in the seat belt we -- quite a few minutes.
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