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A VENICE MAN WAS CHARGED AFTER HE CRASHED INTO A VENICE POLICE CRUISER RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 84 YEAR OLD JOHN MCFADDEN OF VENICE WAS NORTHBOUND ON PINEBROOK ROAD APPROACHING THE INTERSECTION OF RIDGEWOOD AVENUE JUST AFTER 8:30PM TUESDAY NIGHT.  27 YEAR OLD VENICE POLICE OFFICER JOSHUA RIZZO WAS WESTBOUND ON RIDGEWOOD WITH HIS LIGHTS AND SIREN ON.  HE STOPPED AT THE STOP SIGN, THEN ENTERED THE INTERSECTION BELIEVING THAT MCFADDEN WOULD YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY.  HE DIDN’T, AND THE FRONT OF THE CRUISER STRUCK THE PASSENGER SIDE OF MCFADDEN’S FORD FUSION.  RIZZO, MCFADDEN AND HIS WIFE, 81 YEAR OLD JEAN MCFADDEN WERE TAKEN TO VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WITH MINOR INJURIES.  49 YEAR OLD THOMAS MCFADDEN WAS ALSO IN THE CAR, AND HE WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE FOR MINOR INJURIES.  TROOPERS SAY ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR, AND THEY SIGHTED JOHN MCFADDEN WITH FAILURE TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE.