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California Man Charged With DUI After Allegedly Driving Through Tampa Traffic Death Scene

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Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a California man drove through the scene of a traffic fatality while intoxicated last week.

Per troopers, a 31-year-old Jacksonville man was struck after he walked into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet light pick-up truck at around 7 o’clock on January 15. Law enforcement was called to the scene to investigate, but little could be done for the pedestrian, as he expired at the scene.

However, while investigating the incident, troopers say they were interrupted by a 2016 Kia driven by a 37-year-old Huntington Beach man. Upon stopping the vehicle, they say he exhibited the tell-tale signs of inebriation, leading them to effect his arrest.

The man was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail, where a blood-alcohol test allegedly yielded a result of 0.101%, which was above the Florida threshold for impairment of 0.08%. He was subsequently booked on a charge of driving under the influence and a second charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The Massachusetts native was released two days later upon posting a surety bond of $1,500.

The driver of the truck that allegedly struck and killed the pedestrian was not charged with a crime.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.

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