Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
1-800-LAW-NEED
( 1-800-529-6333 )

Police Arrest Drunk Driver Involved in Hit-and-Run Crash


February 14, 2020

TARPON SPRINGS, FL- Abcactionnews.com writes that a drunk driver is now under arrest in Tarpon Springs after the individual was involved in a severe collision. The suspect reportedly drove his vehicle into another car, injuring two people in the other vehicle. The individual then left his vehicle at the scene of the wreck and fled on foot.*

Police later arrested the 43-year-old man with the use of K9 units. 

Officers stated that the suspect was speeding in the evening when he veered into another lane of traffic and crashed his Lexus into a Nissan Rogue. Both vehicles were heading east on Keystone Road at the time of the wreck. The crash caused the Nissan to rollover. A 36-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were in the Nissan at the time of the accident. Both of the victims were transported to the Bayonet Point Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. Both are expected to recover. 

The suspect exited his vehicle within seconds after the collision and began to run. Fortunately, officers were able to locate and arrest him a short while later. The hit-and-run driver is now facing charges for drunk driving and leaving the scene of a crash. 

Just a few days prior to this wreck, another hit-and-run crash took place in Palm Harbor, Florida. The earlier collision left three members of a family dead. Police have not yet located the suspect in that case, who reportedly ran through a red traffic light, causing the deadly wreck. Reports indicate two men were in the suspect’s vehicle, and both fled the scene on foot. 

Police are reminding drivers that fleeing the scene of a crash comes with severe consequences, including a maximum of 30 years in prison. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/impaired-hit-and-run-driver-arrested-in-tarpon-springs-fhp


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.