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Driver arrested, accused of leaving scene of Tuesday crash involving deputy

GIBSONTON — A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a Hillsborough sheriff's deputy.

Deputies said Timothy Jerome Thompkins, of 4914 S 82nd St., turned himself in to the Falkenburg Road jail. Thompkins faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash and driving without a license.

At almost 9 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy Brian Craig was in a marked car headed west on Gibsonton Drive when an eastbound Pontiac Grand Am pulled in front of him. The car was headed toward northbound Interstate 75 and crashed into the cruiser before driving away, deputies said.

Craig's cruiser was damaged, and he was taken to University Community Hospital with minor injuries.

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Driver arrested, accused of leaving scene of Tuesday crash involving deputy 10/14/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:08pm]
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