FHP: Man charged with DUI after backing into ECSO vehicle

Northwest Florida

UPDATE 1:00 PM: The FHP has identified the man arrested for allegedly backing into an ECSO SUV early this morning in a DUI arrest. Authorities arrested 28-year-old Kenneth Lee Murphy of Cantonment. Jail records show he was released after four hours in jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Jail records show he was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2016 and a probation violation in 2017.

Kenneth Lee Murphy

ORIGINAL STORY: PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A man from Cantonment is being charged with DUI after a report from the Florida Highway Patrol says he backed his vehicle into a sheriff’s office SUV. The report says an ECSO deputy responded after a homeowner said an unknown Chevy sedan was sitting in a yard on Tributary Street at about 4 Sunday morning.

The report said the deputy found a man asleep at the wheel. The man woke up and allegedly put his vehicle in reverse, hitting the deputy’s SUV. Neither the sleeping driver nor the deputy was hurt. The FHP was called after the crash and they arrested the driver. The name of the driver has not been released.

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