Troopers charged a Gulf Breeze woman after she hit a patrol car and sent it into a construction sign in Shalimar, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Reports say Catherine Haddix, 35, was driving a 2008 Honda Accord on Thursday when she approached a lane closure at the intersection of State Road 85 and 9th Avenue in Shalimar.
An unmarked Shalimar police car was parked with its lights activated at an intersection where workers were fixing a stoplight, reports say. His vehicle was sitting behind an unoccupied Chevy Silverado. The Chevy was towing a construction sign with light up arrows to inform drivers of the lane closure because of work being performed on the traffic light.
Around 10:30 p.m. Haddix came up behind the patrol car and hit it, which forced the patrol car into the sign. The collision caused an estimated $15,000 in damage and caused two minor injuries, according to the report.
Haddix was charged with careless driving, possessing an open container in a vehicle and having no proof of insurance. She was not charged with driving under the influence, according to the report. No one was serious injured in the accident.