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]

Hillsborough Deputies Wound Two Suspects in Dinnertime Drug Sting at Restaurant

An undercover drug sting during the dinner rush at a local fast-food restaurant went bad Tuesday evening, as Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies shot two suspects, wounding one mildly and the other critically. According to authorities, undercover officers met with the […]... [Read More]

Woman Suspected in Lethal Wrong-Way Wreck Turns Herself In

A Georgia woman suspected of causing a fatal wrong-way crash in January turned herself in to the Hillsborough County Jail Sunday afternoon. Jean Ann Petraits reported to the county jail to face one charge of vehicular homicide arising from an […]... [Read More]

Hillsborough Sheriff’s Deputy Strikes Semi While Driving Wrong Way on I-75, Faces DUI Charges

A man in a Ford SUV drove the wrong way on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 early Friday morning, colliding with an eighteen-wheeler in the process. When officers of the Florida Highway Patrol caught up with the driver in […]... [Read More]