After nearly a year of litigation and legal red tape, the family and friends of a 79-year-old Fort Myers man can finally feel a sense of closure and justice as the drunk driver responsible for their loved one’s death back in January has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to 13½ years in prison last week. Read the rest »
A police officer with the Palm Bay Police Department was sitting at a red light while on duty within the city of Palm Bay during the evening of Tuesday, February 16th, when their car was struck from behind by another vehicle. The officer, believed to be on routine patrol, had stopped at the light and was waiting for the red to change to green so that he could clear the intersection when the second vehicle, a grey sedan, approached from behind. The driver of the sedan failed to stop their vehicle before reaching the intersection, and as a result they collided with the rear of the patrol vehicle. Read the rest »
An investigation continues into a deadly drunk driver accident that took place within the city of Tarpon Springs, in Pinellas County, that resulted in the death of a sheriff’s deputy. Reports from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office state that it was on Wednesday, February 17th, that the deputy in question was among those to respond to reports of a potentially intoxicated individual driving a truck. Read the rest »
Police working within Winter Springs are working on an investigation into an incident involving a seemingly intoxicated woman who was involved in a collision that happened on Sunday, June 14th, close to Keeth Elementary School. The reports that we currently possess did not indicate at what time of day the incident took place. Read the rest »
An investigation into a possible DUI is underway within Marion County after a drunk driving accident took place along Interstate 75 that resulted in a violent collision between a car and a cruiser with the Florida Highway Patrol. Reports from the FHP indicated that the incident began shortly before 9:30 when a pair of troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were inside of their cruiser, parked in a paved emergency lane along the side of the highway.
Police within Altamonte Springs just recently arrested an individual in connection with a fatal automotive accident that took place in October of 2019. The reports from the Altamonte Springs Police Department indicated that it was on October 5th when a 75-year-old woman and her friend traveled to a local Carrabba’s for food and drinks. The two stayed at the restaurant for an unknown period of time while they consumed numerous appetizers and alcoholic beverages. When they left the building, it was nighttime.
Late in March, a devastating drunk driver accident took place in Altamonte Springs that resulted in the death of a 9-year-old child. Early in May, a 40-year-old individual was handed DUI manslaughter charges for causing this accident and its subsequent fatality.
This past weekend saw the convergence of three events that habitually take place around this time of year and always lead to a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving accidents and injuries. These events are, of course, the beginning of Spring Break, the end of Bike Week, and St. Patrick’s Day. In order to hopefully cut down on the number of crashes and deaths that the mixture of celebrations can often induce, 12 different law enforcement groups throughout the Central Florida area teamed up to create what they identified as a Saturation Patrol.
The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a person believed to be responsible for a multi-vehicle collision in Lake County that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in April of last year. According to this update to an older story, the initial incident took place in Lake County, shortly after midnight, on the 1st of April, 2018.
A woman from Tampa was arrested and charged with a DUI on the day before Christmas Eve in Hillsborough County. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol state that the drunk driver accident began shortly after 2:30 in the morning, as a couple were traveling within a 2009 Kia Spectra down an inside southern lane of North Florida Avenue. The report did not state where the two individuals were coming from, but based on the breathalyzer results it seems safe to say that wherever it was had plenty of alcohol to offer.
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