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September 1, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Bay Buccaneer Assistant Coach Arrested For DUI

A Buccaneer assistant football coach was arrested for DUI. He was stopped in South Tampa for running a red light.
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.
June 18, 2010

Tampa DUI Arrest – Actor From HBO Series The Sopranos Arrested For DUI In Tampa

A famous actor in town to promote his new cigar was arrested for DUI in Tampa Thursday night. The Sopranos actor was stopped leaving Hyde Park and arrested for drunk driving.
April 28, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Man Tries To Escape DUI Charge By Running Deputy Off The Road

A Tampa man was facing DUI charges but decided he would rather try to run a deputy off the road than go to Hillsborough County jail. The plan didn't work out as he was arrested for both DUI and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
March 17, 2010

Tampa DUI And Drug Charges Filed Against Man Asleep Behind The Wheel

A Tampa man who was discovered by police asleep behind the wheel of a running car Monday night is facing a Tampa DUI and drug charges. According to 10 Connects, Joe Ben Sirmans had cocaine and muscle relaxants with him in his car when police investigated the man and his vehicle.

Sirmans was apparently driving with a suspended license at the time police found him unresponsive in the car. There were 54 tablets of Carisoprodol and 32 grams of coke along with almost $1400 in cash in the vehicle. After a DUI investigation, Sirmans was charged and his car was impounded.…

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.…

February 1, 2010

Tampa Woman Passes Out At The Wheel, Causes Pile Up And Wakes Up Asking For A Margarita

An early morning crash on State Road 54 led to the arrest of a Tampa woman on charges of DUI and DUI causing personal injury. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports and a story on, Wendy L. Hollahan caused a four-carcrash after passing out while driving. Authorities say the 39-year-old woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

Hallohan allegedly told troopers she “felt like drinking a big margarita” following the crash and she was unable to stand. The woman reportedly told the officers she might have blacked out before the crash and then she fell asleep for 30 minutes in the back of the patrol car on her way to jail.…

January 25, 2010

Tampa Man Charged For DUI On A Bicycle In Collier County

A Tampa man has been arrested for DUI in Collier County following a drunken bike ride according to police reports and a story in the Naples News. Tommy Charles, a 51-year-old Tampa man, was arrested in Collier County on charges of DUI, refusal to submit to a DUI breath/blood test, refusing to sign a citation and having an open alcohol container in public.

Deputies reported stopping Miller and noticing he had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. They also reportedly found two empty beer cans in the front basket of the bicycle. Miller lives on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa but was arrested riding his bike through East Naples.…

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.…

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