St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number:
Date of original release: 1/16/2024

Title: DUI DriverArrested after Hitting a Police Car

Release posted on 1/16/2024 at 8:53 a.m.

At about 7:15 p.m., Monday, January 15th, a driver struck a cruiser with its emergency lights activated and parked for traffic control at 18th Avenue South and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Street South.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The driver was determined to be impaired and was taken into custody.

His booking photo is attached.

James Anderson, DOB 6/21/63, was charged with:

James Anderson

James Anderson

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
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