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September 8, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Eight Months After Deadly DUI Car Crash Riverview Man Charged DUI Manslaughter

Eight months after a deadly crash, a Tampa man has been arrested on DUI charges. The Riverview resident was charged with DUI manslaughter for driving drunk the night of the accident.
June 22, 2010

Tampa DUI News– Woman Who Served A Year For DUI Manslaughter Arrested For Second DUI

After receiving one year in jail for a DUI accident that took the life of a 15-year-old girl, this Tampa woman has been arrested on a second DUI charge. She was sentenced as a youthful offender the first time but if convicted of a second DUI her DUI sentence will be much more severe.
May 19, 2010

Tampa DUI Penalties – Hillsborough Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison Following Fatal DUI Crash

A Tampa man found out his sentence today for a fatal accident in 2008. The DUI penalties Justin Jones faces were determined in a plea agreement.
April 16, 2010

Tampa DUI Accident Involves A Crime Scene Investigation Van

A woman driving a red Acura early Friday morning allegedly was driving drunk in downtown Tampa when she ran a red light and smashed into a crime scene technician van. Jessica Lynn Davis was arrested on DUI charges and taken to Hillsborough County jail. is reporting the woman refused to give a blood-sample.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. according to the story. The driver of the crime scene van was taken to the hospital with minor injuries related to the air bags deploying. Davis was being held on $500 bail. The collision happened on North Florida Avenue. The woman accused of DUI is said to be from Lakeland.…

April 7, 2010

Lutz Drunk Driver Runs Into Armored Car Scattering Money All Over The Road

The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting an armored car was hit by a Hillsborough County drunk driver. The drunk driving accident sent two men to the hospital in critical condition and caused money to spill all over the roadway at U.S. 41 and Dale Mabry Highway. Jose Soto of Lutz was charged with DUI, violation of right of way and driving with a suspended license.<
The two employees of the armored car company that were injured in the auto accident were taken to St. Joseph Hospital. Soto’s injuries were called minor in the story published on The money that spilled out onto the Pasco County road was collected by workers with Dunbar Armored.…

March 19, 2010

Fighting Drunk Driving Gets South Tampa Bar Recognized By Hillsborough County Sheriffs

Early this morning police spotted a SUV driving very slowly with its lights off. The officers suspected DUI and attempted to pull the Kia Sorento over. At that point the car stopped but as soon as officers exited their vehicle 26-year-old Eric Lee Peoples took off. The officer did not chase the car due to department policy on pursuits. They did however have the man suspected of drunk driving followed by a helicopter in the area.

According to, the helicopter captured Peoples driving erratically for about 15 minutes. The suspect then crashed his car into a parked van. The officers in the air called for an ambulance but before they could get there the SUV caught on fire.…

March 15, 2010

Tampa Drunk Driving Arrest-The Son Of The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Was Arrested For DUI Sunday

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s arrested the son of the PinellasPasco County State Attorney on charges of drunk driving in Tampa early Sunday morning. Patrick Thomas McCabe was arrested on charges of DUI with property damage after he hit a fence near the intersection of Miley and Stanley roads in Plant City. He was released on $500 bail.

According to McCabe ran a stop sign and crashed through a chain link fence on the side of the road. When deputies arrived McCabe smelled of alcohol, had red, watery eyes, and was unsteady. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.168, which is double the legal limit.…

March 4, 2010

DUI Charges Filed Against Tampa Student Who Crashed On Davis Island

DUI charges have been filed against a University of Tampa student stemming from a Davis Island accident in November. Blood test results taken at the time of the DUI crash registered Michael Louis-Fernand’s blood-alcohol level at .13 and .140. A passenger in the back seat of the car suffered a broken back and lacerated liver.

The 20-year-old UT student was booked in downtown Tampa today. The accident was the result of Louis-Fernand speeding on West Davis Boulevard. He lost control of his Volkswagen and hit a concrete wall. There was one other person in the car at the time of the crash.…

February 11, 2010

Tampa DUI Lawyers Blog | DUI Attorneys in Tampa, FL Blog – Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. Blog

The September 27 crash that took the life of two Cape Coral, Florida nuns has resulted in DUI manslaughter charges being filed against a North Fort Meyers man. Michael G. Hickman has been charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter, DUI second offense or more and DUI with serious bodily injury according to a story on According to the article, Hickman had a blood alcohol level of .228 at the time of the accident.

Hickman’s blood was drawn at the hospital following the car accident but due to his injuries officer’s could not conduct a breath test. That meant Hickman was still able to drive while charges were pending.…

February 3, 2010

Tampa Man Driving A U-Haul Involved In Five Hit And Run Accidents Near Lake City Charged With DUI

Tampa resident Dale E. Baldwin went on a rampage in North Florida while driving a rented U-Haul. According to a story on the website of the Gainesville Sun, Baldwin was allegedly involved in five; hit-and-run accidents around Suwannee and Columbia counties and then led officers from three separate agencies on a chase on U.S. 90. When he was finally stopped, Baldwin was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated fleeing and alluding.

The Tampa resident was found with a .45-caliber gun and ammunition for an assault rifle.…

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