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After Toxicology Results, Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Crash also Charged with DUI

About three weeks ago, on July 27, a man ran a stop sign and veered across the median into the driver's side of another vehicle. This vehicle caught fire with the female driver still stuck inside. The man fled. He tried to conceal himself under bushes near a pond. When police spotted him, he tried to escape through the pond, but he ended up surrendering. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury.

He smelled of alcohol, but he would not take any field sobriety tests. Chemical tests have now revealed that the man's blood alcohol content was .105 almost four hours after the accident. All it takes is a BAC of 0.08 to exceed the legal limit. The man turned himself into the Hillsborough County police this Monday the 19th. He is now facing additional charges, of DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI with property damage.

The woman driver was rescued, but she was in critical condition, having sustained internal injuries. She is still at Tampa General Hospital, but she is now in fair condition.

The penalties for a first DUI offense can entail months in jail, up to a thousand dollars in fines, driver's license suspension for up to a year, and probation for a year. There could even be an ignition interlock device and 50 hours of mandated community service. That is not factoring in any aggravated charges of causing injury and other damages. Trying to flee the scene is a further aggravating factor.

If you face any DUI charges, a conviction could mean severe, life-altering penalties. When you need to defend any DUI charges, contact Thomas & Paulk, P.A. Our Tampa DUI attorneys have the skill and experience you need.

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