Vehicular Crimes

Tampa Authorities Say Errant Spit Leads to Road-Rage Murder

Authorities say that an altercation that started with a careless spit escalated into a fatal road-rage incident on Fowler Avenue last week. Witnesses told Tampa police that the situation began when Gilbert Serna, the passenger in a truck driven by […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Accused in Fatal Hit-and-Run Never Issued License to Drive in Florida

Hillsborough County authorities say a man suspected of leaving the scene of a deadly car accident on St. Patrick’s Day has never had a proper driver’s license in the state of Florida. Tampa police say Tracy Evereth Wood was driving […]... [Read More]

Deputies Apprehend Man on Four-Wheeler Who Dared Them to Give Chase After Fleeing Traffic Stop

A man on a four-wheeler in Defuniak Springs allegedly returned to the spot police say he fled from them earlier that day and told them to come get him prior to being apprehended last week. Per the Walton County Sheriff’s […]... [Read More]

Alleged Street Racer in Fatal Accident Apprehended Almost Three Months Later

Tampa authorities say the man allegedly responsible for a fatal car accident eluded their grasp for almost three months before they were finally caught up with him. Per Tampa police, Jeff Desange and Jorey G. Christophe were engaged in illegal […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Allegedly Arrested With a Blood Alcohol Level Quadruple the Limit After Running Down Mailboxes

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say over a dozen mailboxes paid the ultimate price last week when a Spring Hill man ran them down while driving in a state of extreme intoxication. Authorities say they received complaints from residents of a […]... [Read More]

Deadly Crash in 2015 Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges Last Week for Plant City Man

A Plant City man was arrested last week and is now facing homicide charges for a fatal accident Hillsborough County authorities say he initiated in the late summer of 2015. Christian John Ryburn was sixteen years old when authorities say […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with DUI After Collision with Pasco Fire Truck

A Tampa man was arrested earlier this month after troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say he was intoxicated when he wrecked his vehicle into a Pasco County fire truck and subsequently left the scene. Troopers say Thomas McCrimmon III […]... [Read More]

Sought on Murder Charges in Polk County, St. Pete Man Arrested by Pinellas Deputies After Alleged Flight from Traffic Stop

Already sought by Polk County authorities for allegedly attempting to kill a woman in Lake Wales, a St. Petersburg man was apprehended earlier this month after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he tried to flee from a routine traffic stop. […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man’s Argument That Disinfectant Spray Triggered Alcohol Monitor Falls on Deaf Ears

Despite arguing that a popular disinfectant spray triggered the alcohol monitor and not alcohol consumption, a Tampa man is back in jail after his bond in a DUI manslaughter case was revoked. According to an attorney representing Brock Michael Troutman, […]... [Read More]

DUI Manslaughter Charges Given to St. Pete Beach Woman Who Allegedly Killed Pedestrian

A St. Pete Beach woman is facing charges of DUI manslaughter after Pinellas County authorities say she struck and killed a man, then fled and initiated another car wreck. Per PCSD deputies, Carolyn Jean Yovan was piloting her Lexus SUV […]... [Read More]

Miami Woman Faces DUI, Child Neglect Charges After Allegedly Driving Drunk with Child in Car

Allegedly telling the arresting officer that she had been released from rehab a short time before, a Miami woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after authorities say she drove while intoxicated with her child as a passenger. Stephanie Roque […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Failing to Use Headlights Lead to DUI Charges for HCC Ybor City President

Attracting the attention of Florida’s finest by allegedly piloting his vehicle at night without using its headlights, the president of Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus is now facing drunken driving charges. Troopers say they were in the midst of […]... [Read More]

Teenager Facing Felony Murder Charge After Alleged Car Theft Results in Death of Accomplice

Pinellas County prosecutors have opted to charge a 14-year-old boy as an adult after the passenger of the car in which he was driving after allegedly stealing it in November was killed after wrecking it. Authorities say Myles Abbott and […]... [Read More]

Prominent Sarasota Chiropractor Facing DUI Charges After Alleged 100-MPH Drive in Manatee County

A Sarasota chiropractor notable for a popular referral service was arrested by Manatee County deputies last week and is facing charges of drunken driving after being observed driving his sports coupe in excess of 100 miles per hour. Dr. Gary […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Causing Two Separate Wrong-Way Accidents

Tampa police say a Clearwater man drunkenly drove the wrong way on the Veteran’s Expressway last week, causing (and leaving) two car accidents in the process. Daniel Livoti stands accused of piloting his vehicle in a southerly direction on the […]... [Read More]