PALM HARBOR — A Clearwater man is accused of driving under the influence after his vehicle rear-ended a Pinellas County deputy's cruiser on U.S. 19 on Tuesday afternoon.
Michael Patrick Scivally, 40, faces charges of DUI, DUI with personal injury, DUI with property damage and felony possession of a controlled substance. He was being held early Wednesday at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $3,500 bail.
Deputies said Scivally struck 28-year-old Deputy Brian Williams' cruiser on U.S. 19 just south of Highlands Boulevard about 3:50 p.m. Williams, a five-year veteran, was not seriously injured.
Williams had just left the traffic light at Nebraska Avenue and was heading north on U.S. 19. Scivally's vehicle was also at the light, came up behind the deputy through traffic, made a couple of lane changes, got behind the cruiser and rear-ended it.
Scivally was not injured.
Deputies said he failed field sobriety tests and had oxycodone.