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Off-duty officer injured in Buckman Bridge crash

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A driver was arrested and charged with DUI after he reportedly slammed into a police cruiser, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

JSO said an off-duty officer was working a lane closure detail in the construction zone of the Buckman Bridge. The crash happened around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night when the driver crashed into the police cruiser.

According to JSO, the driver did not attempt to slow down and initially reported they didn't see any flashing lights. But a sergeant reports the officer who was hit, along with three others on the bridge had their lights activated.

The patrol cruiser was damaged in the crash and the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.