Medical helicopter hit by reckless driver

A 20-year-old man swerved through emergency vehicles set up as a roadblock and smashed into the tail rotor of the helicopter


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after crashing into a medical helicopter which was about to fly a pedestrian who had been hit by a car to a hospital.

WFTV9.com reported that Cameron Brian Sunderly, 20, swerved through emergency vehicles set up as a roadblock and smashed into the tail rotor of the medical helicopter.

"I could immediately detect the obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath as he spoke," one trooper said.

The helicopter had to be towed away from the scene.

Sunderly was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, refusal to obey a police officer and reckless driving.

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