Drunk Driver Accidents
A firefighter with the Lake County Fire Rescue team is at the center of a DUI investigation within the city of Eustis. Reports from the Eustis Police Department stated that it was sometime close to 1:00 in the morning on Saturday, June 7th, when they began to receive reports of a minor collision involving a Ford Mustang. The calls reaching the police department indicated that the Mustang was stuck on a curb. The reports did not indicate what area of the city the curb was in nor along which road the Mustang was traveling before it became immobilized. What we do know is that the person behind the wheel of the mustang was employed as a firefighter within Lake County.
Deputies within Polk County are investigating a drunk driver accident that took place on the morning of Tuesday, the 12th of May. The incident took place sometime before 10:00 a.m. and involved a single vehicle. Behind the wheel of this vehicle was a 37-year-old individual. In the car with her was a 4-year-old child. At the time of this writing, the driver is facing DUI charges, among other things.
On January 8th, police within Haines City were called to the scene of an accident involving a truck and a car being used by an Uber driver. Now, more than two months later, the investigation into the incident has resulted in the arrest of the driver on charges of vehicular manslaughter as well as a DUI.
Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department recently responded to an incident that involved an intoxicated driver, a golf cart, and a tree. The reports from the deputies who reached the scene first suggest that the incident began sometime during the day, however little exists within the report itself to say what exact time the incident took place.
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were injured during an incident that took place late in January and involved numerous cars. It was close to 10:00 at night on January 28th when the two officers were within a patrol vehicle and driving down the southern lanes of Combee Road within Polk County. The officers were on duty at the time, but it is not believed that they were on their way to any sort of emergency.
Early in the morning on Sunday, January 5th, a drunk driver collision took place within Orange County that prompted numerous deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter and direct traffic along Interstate 4. Details of the initial crash that resulted in the presence of the Sheriff’s Deputies are available, but they have been eclipsed somewhat by an accident that took place shortly afterwards that involved several patrol cars as well as a Mercedes.
An internal investigation into an officer with the Sanford Police Department is underway after the individual was arrested and charged with a DUI and property damage while driving within the city of Lake Mary. Reports from the Lake Mary Police Department stated that it was on Wednesday, January 1st, that the off-duty officer was pulled over while traveling through Lake Mary. The reports did not offer much information around the precise reasons that the officer was pulled over, and they also failed to state the details around the property damage charge that was leveled at the officer along with the DUI.
Alcohol is believed to be the major contributing role to a drunk driver accident that occurred in Summerfield this past Friday, the 15th of March, and resulted in an individual almost being swallowed by a sinkhole. According to reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 in the morning, close to the intersection of U.S. 441 and SE 156 Place within the town of Summerfield. The initial call to the emergency center was placed by a woman who had either witnessed the incident or stumbled upon it shortly after it took place. This woman was with her adult son, and the two of them became increasingly concerned about the well-being of the person driving the car.
Manslaughter charges were issued against an individual from Palm Bay who is being accused of striking and killing two pedestrians on Saturday, March 2nd, while traveling along Palm Bay Road. According to reports from the Palm Bay Police as well as from the West Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 12:30 in the morning, when a white 2006 Chevrolet Express van was traveling down Palm Bay Road Northeast.
An international manhunt that has lasted over a year reached its conclusion this past Tuesday with the apprehension of the man involved in a fatal high-speed auto accident on June 24, 2017 in Highlands County, Florida.