Drunk Driver Crashes After Driving Wrong Way on I-75 in Pasco County, Florida
PASCO COUNTY, FL. – A drunk driver crashed into a concrete barrier January 25 after driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Pasco County, Florida, according to an online news story posted at fox13news.com. At the time of his arrest, the driver had a blood alcohol level quadruple the legal limit.*
At approximately midnight on January 25, 27-year-old Chaise Michael Dunn (city of residence not reported) was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Passat north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Pasco County. He nearly collided head-on with a southbound 2008 Mercedes Milan, but the 19-year-old driver of the Mercedes swerved into the median. The Mercedes then collided with a guardrail.
Dunn continued to drive north in the wrong lanes and observed a third vehicle coming toward him. He swerved and crashed the Volkswagen into a concrete barrier on the interstate. Dunn then reportedly exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot.
The driver of the Mercedes was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, according to authorities. It is not clear if she called 911 or someone else at the scene alerted police. No information was reported about the third vehicle or its driver.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene and apprehended Dunn. Troopers placed him under arrest and performed a test for intoxication. Dunn’s blood alcohol level at the time was .341, which is four times the state limit of .08. Dunn has been charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, and driving in the wrong direction.
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