Alabama Man Accused in Wrong-Way, Hit-and-Run Crash on I-75
He was driving while drunk, FHP troopers said. There were no injuries.
PASCO COUNTY – An Alabama man was arrested early this morning (Jan. 25) after he tried to flee a wrong-way crash on I-75, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
No one was injured, but Chaise Michael Dunn, 27, of Brantley, AL, was charged with one count each of leaving the scene of the crash, driving in the wrong direction and DUI with property damage. Troopers said he had a BAC level of 0.341 after his arrest.
The crash happened about 12:03 a.m. on southbound I-75 at about Mile Post 282 in Pasco County.
Troopers said Dunn was driving a 2015 Volkwagen Passat north in the southboundinside lane of I-75. Lisa Brooke Feldstein, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was driving a 2008 Mercury Milan north in the inside lane of I-75.
Feldstein saw the Volkswagen approaching and drove into the median to avoid a crash. When the Mercury entered the median, it hit a guardrail, spun several times, traveled back across the roadway and came to rest on the west shoulder.
The Volkswagen continued north in the southbound lanes and approached another vehicle. Dunn then steered to the west shoulder and collided with a concrete barrier wall, troopers said. After that, he tried to flee on foot but Pasco County sheriff’s deputies caught him.
Troopers investigated the crash and arrested Dunn.
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