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August 18, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Father Of Young Girl Nearly Killed By In A Drunk Driving Accident Arrested For Second DUI

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The father of a young Tampa girl who nearly lost her life in a drunk driving accident has been arrest for a second DUI, this time in Texas. Summer Moll was nearly killed in a head-on accident with a drunk driver that took the life of her mother. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a lesson for her estranged father who was arrested in Tampa for DUI and now has been arrested in Texas for a DWI.

According to investigators and reported by My Fox Tampa Bay, Josh Moll was charged with DUI in Tampa but jumped bail and ended up in Texas.…

July 21, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Woman Violates Her DUI Probation, Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

This Tampa woman was sent to jail for DUI manslaughter and served less than a year. She was arrested again on DUI charges in Pinellas County.
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.
January 19, 2010

Tampa Man Arrested For DUI After His 13-Year-Old Calls Police To Report Him

A Tampa man is under arrest at Orient Road jail after his 13-year-old child called police and told them the father was driving drunk. Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies showed up at the scene and said 33-year-old Gary Joe Greer had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet according to a story on The deputies reported the man seemed impaired.

Greer was stopped and arguing with another person when his 13-year-old child left the car and called 911. The arrest report states that Greer admitted he was drunk and asked to be taken to jail. The deputies obliged that request.…

January 12, 2010

Drunk Driving Fatalities Down By Two-Thirds In The Past 25 Years According To USA Today

According to a story in USA Today based on statistics from federal officials, drunk driving fatalities dropped by 7% from 2007 to 2008 and drunken-driving deaths are down 66% since 1982. While the news is good, the article goes on to report 12,000 people died in 2008 due to drunk driving. In the editorial, USA Today’s editorial board makes a strong push for more interlock ignition devices.

The USA Today story uses New Mexico as an example of how ignition interlocks can help save lives. Since 2002, deaths attributed to DUI have dropped 33%. Almost all categories of drunken driving crimes have dropped as well.…

December 8, 2009

Owner Of Three Tampa Bay Restaurants Arrested For A Second DUI

New Port Richey police arrested Michael L. Lowe on charges of DUI Saturday night. Lowe is the owner of three Tampa Bay restaurants and this is his second arrest for driving under the influence according to Police report Lowe was weaving in his silver Mercedes when they received a complaint about a possible drunk driver.

Upon pulling over the 66-year-old, Lowe admitted to having had two rum and cokes in two hours. Police say Lowe performed poorly on field sobriety tests and then took a Breathalyzer test. He reportedly blew a 0.106 and 0.108, above the legal limit of 0.08.…

December 2, 2009

Man Who Avoided Jail On DUI Manslaughter Conviction Arrested On Another DUI Charge

Donald Hancock was convicted of killing his wife Irene in a 1997 accident that was attributed to drunk driving. The DUI manslaughter conviction could have carried a sentence of as many as 17 years but the family of the victim pleaded that Hancock get a second chance and the judge seemed to agree with a sentence that did not include jail. Now according to a story on Hancock has once again been arrested and charged with driving under the influence and possibly violating his DUI probation.

Police report stopping Hancock around 3:00 a.m. after he made a U-turn on a red flashing light without stopping.…

November 19, 2009

Florida Sheriff Arrested For A DUI In Tampa Pleads Guilty To A Misdemeanor After Third DUI

Former Lafayette County Sheriff Dewayne Walker pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI after his third DUI and now will be required to use a breath machine to start his vehicle. Walker was twice removed from office for public drunkenness. The former sheriff was pulled over for speeding and refused to take a breath test and sign his citation. At that point he was charged with felony DUI.

The judge sentenced Walker to 45 days of house arrest, one year of probation, ordered him to pay fees and fines of $1,500 and suspended his license for six months. The judge made a point to say that the punishment would have been harsher had this DUI happened within five years of the last but that wasn’t the case as Walker’s last DUI occurred in Tampa in 2003.…

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