Vehicular Crimes

Holiday Driver Charged with DUI After Allegedly Fatally Striking Cyclist While Impaired by Cannabis

A Holiday man is accused of driving while impaired by cannabis after he allegedly struck and killed a cyclist in Hudson last week. Twenty-five-year-old Ali Hassan Hazime was driving his 2007 Ford Explorer south on U.S. 19 last Sunday evening […]... [Read More]

Charges Filed Against Tampa Woman for Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-75

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a Tampa woman last week in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident on Interstate 75 last May. Authorities say Rusty Lee Harris was walking on the inside northhbound lane of the freeway at the Sun […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Illegal Window Tinting Leads to Chase and Multiple Felony Charges in New Port Richey

A Dade City native is facing almost two dozen charges after police in New Port Richey say they discovered significant quantities of controlled substances and firearms upon apprehending him after a vehicular chase. Twenty-seven-year-old Lionell Dieon Bates initially attracted the […]... [Read More]

Wesley Chapel Woman Charged with DUI After Allegedly Leaving Accident Scene

A Wesley Chapel woman was apprehended last week after police say she left the scene of an accident she caused while driving drunk. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Wendy Ann Rogers was driving east on State Road 56 at Maple […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Park Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter After Fiery Crash

Eight people were injured and a ninth was killed in a fiery car crash that officers of the Florida Highway Patrol say was the result of a Pinellas Park man drunkenly driving the vehicle several of them occupied. Eighteen-year-old Donavan […]... [Read More]

Lakeland Dance Instructor Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison for Alleged 2015 DUI Manslaughter

A Lakeland dance instructor was sentenced to a dozen years in Florida prison last Monday after being found guilty of DUI manslaughter. Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say Brian A. DeFreitas was driving home in early October 2015 […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter After Collision with Motorcycle

A St. Petersburg man is dead and a Tampa man is facing a charge of DUI manslaughter after a collision last Sunday afternoon in Pinellas Park. According to police, Anthony Robert Davis was driving a blue Ford Mustang on Gandy […]... [Read More]

Pinellas County Detention Deputy Terminated After DUI Arrest

A corporal of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was terminated last month after deputies from her department arrested her on suspicion of DUI. JoAnna Michelle Barker was stopped by deputies at Gulf Boulevard and Coral Avenue at a quarter to […]... [Read More]

Ruskin Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter in Connection with Crash That Killed Child

A Ruskin man is facing charges after police say he initiated a crash while inebriated that killed a three-year-old child only weeks after completing probation for a previous DUI conviction. John L. Rutland, Jr. was arrested on the evening of […]... [Read More]

Man Convicted of Killing St. Pete Officer As Juvenile Seeks Reduced Sentence

Nicholas Lemmon Lindsey, Jr. was sixteen when he allegedly shot to death St. Petersburg PD Officer David Crawford in February 2011. He has twice been sentenced to life in prison since then, but he began a third attempt at leniency, […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Intoxicated Wrong-Way Driver Accused in Death of St. Pete Man

A Polk City man is in jail today after authorities allege that he drove the wrong way on I-4 and initiated a fatal crash while under the influence of alcohol. Twenty-four-year-old Travis Wade Coats is charged with DUI homicide and […]... [Read More]

Alcohol Suspected in Crash that Killed Brandon Man

Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol say that the man piloting a vehicle that ran a red light and struck another and killed its occupant was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Twenty-eight-year-old Johnathan Nicholas […]... [Read More]

Woman Allegedly Involved in 2010 Shooting Death of Tampa Officers to Face State Charges

A Seffner woman was released from federal custody today but is all but certain to face state charges for actions she’s alleged to have committed leading up to her custody in the federal prison system. Cortnee Nicole Brantley was freed […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Crashes Into North Forest Hills Home While Allegedly Under the Influence

A home at the end of Pine Lake Drive is worse for the wear after a Tampa woman allegedly struck it with her vehicle last week. Officers of the Tampa Police Department say Danica Ellen Zagara had already been involved […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with Boating Under the Influence After Alleged String of Collisions on Water

Two broken boats and an obliterated dock were left in the wake of a Clearwater man who, according to police, took to the waters in his own vessel on Thanksgiving in a state of impairment brought on by an excess […]... [Read More]