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Pinellas Deputy, Prison Van Driver Hit In Separate Accidents

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Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Two Pinellas County Sheriff deputies have been treated for minor injuries after being rear-ended in separate accidents while on duty.

Sheriff's officials say Deputy Darryl Martin was stopped at a red light Friday night when he was rear ended by Anthony Hanna. Authorities say Hanna left the crash but witnesses followed him to his home. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

Just after midnight, authorities said another driver struck Michael Hanson, who was driving a transport van for the sheriff's office. There were no prisoners in the van.

Both deputies were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

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