Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Ocala, Florida — A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she sideswiped a BMW and fled the scene. Ocala police say Janeequa Dewberry, 24, was driving a white Ford Taurus through the intersection of Northeast 25th Street and Northeast 14th Street, when she struck a BMW and drove off. When police arrived, a witness told them that […]

Florida Highway Patrol will work doubletime to catch drunk, impaired drivers

Florida Highway Patrol will work doubletime to catch drunk, impaired drivers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Official Press Release) As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove […]

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

A Fort McCoy woman is being held on a $51,000 bond following a DUI crash. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that on Sunday, Suzana Bici, 23, who was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango, was traveling westbound in the vicinity of Northeast 16th Avenue Road and Northeast 245th Street Road, when she lost control of the […]

Drunk driver had two small children in car with him

Drunk driver had two small children in car with him

Ocala, Florida — Authorities say a man who blew a .206 during a breathalyzer test had two juvenile children in the car with him. Jose Velez Maldonado, 29, was driving northbound on South Pine Avenue when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an Ocala police officer saw him driving at a high rate of speed. According to reports, […]

Man arrested for DUI, DCF investigators now involved

Man arrested for DUI, DCF investigators now involved

Ocala, Florida — A man arrested for DUI is now facing a Department of Children and Families investigation. Denver D. Patterson, 29, was stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy after he crossed over the double yellow line while heading eastbound on Northeast 35th Street. Patterson veered into oncoming traffic and nearly struck another vehicle […]

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

[Last updated on January 22, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.] Orlando, Florida — A security guard, who was in charge of protecting the students at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, remains in serious condition after a drunk driver slammed into him while he was patrolling the campus. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 19. According to Florida Highway […]

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

Clark was also charged with Careless Driving and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

[Last updated on November 16, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.] Ocala, Post — Following up on an anonymous tip, Ocala Post learned that Ocala Police Department Detective Daniel Clark was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday following a traffic stop. The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Clark left the scene of an accident after he crashed into […]

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Dunnellon, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 20290 Southwest Marine Boulevard, Dunnellon. Marion County Fire Rescue and Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department units were already on the scene when FHP arrived. The first of three MCFR units arrived to find a white 2006 […]

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Fort McCoy, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Eduardo Bustamante-Munt was running radar at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 315 when he noticed a woman, later identified as Bobbi S. France, 29, driving a SUV without her seat belt on. The deputy then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. France […]

DUI habitual offender sentenced

DUI habitual offender sentenced

Ocala, Florida — A Dunnellon man, who has made DUI a habit, was sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections on Tuesday. David W. Luciano, 44, is a habitual offender for driving on a suspended license and DUI. He was released from jail on July 30, 2014, after serving five months for an arrest where […]

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Marion Oaks — While driving north on Marion Oaks Course, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez spotted a vehicle with a Texas license plate swerve into the median then back onto the roadway. She then activated her emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. According to reports, as Deputy Rodriguez approached the vehicle she could […]

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested and charged with DUI after she almost hit a patrol car head-on. Ocala Police Officer Luis Camacho responded to the 3800 block of South Pine Avenue, in reference to a single vehicle crash with a possible drunk driver, early Thursday. When Officer Camacho arrived on the scene, […]

OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police said on Wednesday, at approximately 11:10 p.m, Officer Casey Walsh discovered a crash that had just occurred at the intersection of Southwest 16th Avenue and State Road 200. A black Chevrolet SUV had rear-ended a blue Buick sedan. The driver of the SUV, later identified as convicted felon, Angel Nicole […]

“I just want to pee and go home”

“I just want to pee and go home”

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman that could not maintain her lane and slammed into curbs was arrested for DUI early Friday morning. Ocala Police said at approximately 3:10 a.m., an officer saw Cara Lewis make a careless U-Turn at the intersection of U.S. 441 and State Road 40, at which time she began traveling […]

Ocala woman blows .173, Captain Morgan in backseat

Ocala woman blows .173, Captain Morgan in backseat

Ocala, Florida — While traveling eastbound in the 200 block of West State Road 40, Ocala police saw a silver Toyota traveling westbound without its headlights on. After seeing this, Officer William Joedicke conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Taylor Grace, 21, passed several safe places to stop before […]

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