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Florida Man Arrested for Giving Alcohol to Teens Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash

April 15, 2019

NORTH PORT, FL. – According to an online news story reported by, a Florida man has been arrested for giving alcohol to teenagers who were involved in a fatal vehicle crash. The crash resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl, the news report says, and a 22-year-old man is charged with providing the alcohol that played a role in the wreck.*

The incident happened in the early morning on Saturday, April 6, in North Port, Florida. At about 2:30 a.m., a 19-year-old girl was driving an SUV with 13 people riding both inside and on top of the vehicle. At the area of Joewood Circle and Genip Court, the driver lost control around a curve and crashed. 

According to WWSB, a 17-year-old girl who was a passenger in the SUV was killed in the wreck, and the driver was found to be intoxicated. Only two people who were inside the vehicle were 21 years or older, investigators said. 

WWSB reports that on April 10, police arrested a 22-year-old man from Punta Gorda, Florida, on charges of supplying alcohol to minors. Investigators say that he gave alcohol to the 19-year-old girl who wrecked the SUV. He is being held in the Sarasota County Jail. 

“If you are going to purchase alcohol for people who are underage, and they get hurt, or if we find out about it through the course of an investigation, you’re going to pay the consequences,” said North Port Police Department spokesperson Joshua Taylor. “And that’s what happened here.” 

WWSB also reports that the driver of the SUV has been charged with driving under the influence manslaughter and driving under the influence with personal injury. 

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