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Recent Posts in Pasco County DUI Category

August 11, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Pasco Deputies Arrest Second Grade Teacher On DUI And Drug Charges

This second grade teacher was stopped by Tampa Police for crossing thre lanes at a time. She was arrested for DUI and prescription drug charges.
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.…

April 1, 2010

Land O’ Lakes Trooper Honored For More Than 200 DUI Arrests

One of Tampa Bay’s own has been honored for his work in stopping drunk driving in Tampa Bay. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael J. Hollis was recognized in Tallahassee for arresting 203 people on DUI charges in Tampa Bay last year.

Hollis received the Hurd-Smith Award which is named after Kimberly Hurd and Robbie Smith, both former FHP Troopers who were killed by drunk drivers. The pair died in separate incidents. Hollis is based in Land O’ Lakes located in Pasco County.ay.…

March 19, 2010

Tampa Bay DUI Victim Asks Judge To Give Teenager A Second Chance

In 2008, 17-year-old Hannah Nicole Price T-boned a car driven by Johnny Rae Grates and Kristina Greganova on U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills.Price allegedly had marijuana, alcohol and a tranquilizer in her system at the time of the accident. She was charged with DUI with seriously bodily injury and is facing a 10-year prison sentence.

Grates and Greganova were at every hearing for the teenager up until the time Greganova passed away from cancer and Grates brought her to court in her urn. Grates had been pursuing for a long sentence for Price but that all changed this week when he asked the court to spare Price from prison for the DUI accident.…

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 9, 2010

Holiday Man Charged With DUI For Sleeping In A Van Parked In His Driveway

When it comes to DUI charges in Florida, one of the most important terms you need to know is “actual physical control”. This term has been hotly contested in courtrooms by Tampa DUI attorneys and DUI lawyers throughout the state of Florida. Many people are unaware that you don’t need to be driving or even have your car running to be charged or convicted of drunk driving. Just ask Jeffery Roger Werling of Holiday, Florida.

The 40-year-old Pasco County resident was charged with DUI when he was found asleep in a van parked in his driveway. He was passed out in the driver’s seat and eventually given a blood-alcohol test which registered more than four-times the legal limit.…

January 25, 2010

DUI Charges Filed Against Hillsborough County Detention Deputy

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have cited a Hillsborough County Detention Deputy for drunk driving. Steve Sestokas was charged with DUI in New Port Richey after he reportedly crashed into a guard rail. The 33-year-old detention officer was also charged with resisting arrest.

According to an Associated Press story, a Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy pulled up behind a stopped truck early Saturday. According to deputies, Sestokas said he swerved off the road because he dropped his iPod and reached down to pick it up. Deputies reported smelling alcohol and that Sestokas tried to leave the scene once the deputies identified themselves but he was stuck and could not move his truck.…

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.…

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