Vehicular Crimes

Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Eleven Months Later

A car accident on Christmas Eve last year led to an arrest on Veterans Day this year, when Pasco County authorities arrested a Spring Hill man whom they say agreed to turn himself in but did not. In the early […]... [Read More]

Deadly Crash Leads to DUI Manslaughter Charge for Brooksville Man

A fatal crash last week in Brooksville is being laid at the feet of a man whom authorities say was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by […]... [Read More]

Bieber Bodyguard Busted for Alleged Drunken Wreck with Miami-Dade Police

A bodyguard for pop star Justin Bieber was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he caused a car wreck that injured two law officers. Miami-Dade police say a Chevrolet Tahoe rear-ended a department cruiser in the early […]... [Read More]

Brandon Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Fatal Crash in 2016

A Brandon man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a death they say he caused in the course of a head-on car collision. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office charged 23-year-old Jacob Robin Albarracin with a single count of vehicular […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Accused of DUI with Serious Injury After Allegedly Causing Wrong-Way Wreck on Campbell Causeway

A St. Petersburg man was arrested last week after authorities say he drove the wrong way while intoxicated on the Courtney Campbell Causeway and initiated a wreck that injured a handful of people. Police say that Collin John Cole piloted […]... [Read More]

Polk County Woman Faces DUI Charges After Allegedly Riding Her Horse While Intoxicated

Riding a horse while in a state of intoxication may be a crime in Florida, and a Polk county woman is accused of doing so by deputies in that county. According to witnesses, Donna Marie Byrne was riding her horse […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Fire Chief Faces DUI Charges After Motorcycle Wreck

Port Richey’s top fire fighter is facing DUI charges after police say he wrecked his motorcycle while in a state of intoxication. Fire Chief Timothy Ollie Fussell was arrested October 15 by New Port Richey police after he crashed his […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Hit and Run After Fatal Bicycle Accident

A Tampa man is facing charges after police say he fled the scene of an accident that left a bicyclist dead. According to police, Aristeo Antonio Pascual was navigating his bicycle on the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 4 to […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Adds $500 Fine for Vehicles Impounded in DUI Arrest

The already high cost of a drunk driving arrest became even higher last week after the St. Petersburg City Council added an additional fine for towing and storage of a vehicle driven by individuals charged with DUI. The new law, […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Charged with DUI After Crash with Deputy Less Than One Block from Bar

A Largo man made it less than a block from a local drinking establishment before he allegedly caused an accident involving a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy. According to deputies, John Gregory Clark left a bar on Seminole Boulevard near the […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter, Sentenced to Twenty Years

A man from St. Petersburg was sentenced to two decades in prison last week after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. According to Pinellas County investigators, Taurus Randall Frederick became involved with an angry exchange with Jeron Anthony Davis last summer. […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Collared on Fourth DUI Since October

A Tampa resident has been picked up by authorities for the fourth time in under a year on suspicion of drunken driving. Hillsborough County deputies say Juan Gabriel Velasco-Arcos was witnessed by other drivers piloting his 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck […]... [Read More]

Brandon Woman Says Seizure Led to Fatal Car Accident

A Brandon woman says seizures led to a fatal wreck on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway earlier this month that resulted in her being charged with DUI manslaughter. Witnesses say Amber Nicole Perera was driving her vehicle at almost 90 […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Woman Faces DUI Charges After Wreck on Courtney Campbell Causeway Critically Injures Another

Clearwater police accuse a 26-year-old woman of critically injuring another driver while allegedly piloting her own vehicle while intoxicated. Lina Marie Paige-Pettress was arrested early last Thursday after authorities say she caused an injury accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. […]... [Read More]

Fatal Wreck in November Leads to DUI Manslaughter Arrest This Month for Valrico Man

HCSO deputies arrested a Valrico man last week on suspicion of initiating a fatal car accident while intoxicated last November. Andrew John Wallace Jr. was allegedly piloting his 2003 Nissan 350Z on Brandon Parkway just past midnight in late November […]... [Read More]