Local Cop Hit By Wrong Way Driver

A Temple Terrace police officer is recovering from minor injuries today after an overnight run-in with a wrong way driver.

Officer William Dittman was driving through Dade City on his way home from firearms training in Lakeland when a 63 year old woman driving the wrong way hit him at Clinton and Carmen Avenues.

The wrong way driver spun and hit a third car.

The wrong way driver is hospitalized.

The driver of the third vehicle is OK.

Police do not suspect alcohol played a role in the wreck.