ECSO deputy cited in Pace Boulevard intersection collision
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
An Escambia County Sheriff's deputy has been cited for failing to stop at a red light following an early morning collision at Pace Boulevard and Fairfield Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Deputy Benjamin Dunlap was heading to a disturbance call in an unmarked patrol vehicle on Pace Boulevard approaching Fairfield Drive Saturday morning around 5:45 a.m.
A second vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Dinorah Diaz Martinez, was driving eastbound on Fairfield Drive nearing Pace Boulevard.
FHP said Dunlap had a red light and Martinez had a green light at the intersection
Both vehicles collided at the intersection.
According to FHP, Martinez and a witness told state troopers that emergency lights and sirens weren't activated as the patrol vehicle drove into the intersection.
FHP said the emergency lights were activated after the collision occurred.
Dunlap and Martinez weren't injured in the collision.