Clearwater Man with Revoked License Charged in 4 Hit-and-Run Crashes
He is facing 14 charges in connection with the U.S. 19 N crashes, Clearwater police said.
CLEARWATER – A man whose driver’s license was already permanently revoked for multiple DUI convictions faces more than a dozen criminal charges after a series of crashes on U.S. 19 lN late Tuesday (Dec. 18) morning, the Clearwater Police Department said.
Two people in the vehicles he struck were taken to local hospitals – one to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and the other to Mease Countryside. The condition of those people was unavailable.
Charges against Jason Mizerski, 52, of Clearwater, included four counts of felony DUI with Property Damage, two counts of felony Leaving the Scene of a Crash, two counts of misdemeanor Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and one count each of felony violation of DUI probation and felony Driving with License Suspended or Revoked.
Traffic homicide investigators say that Mizerski’s license is permanently revoked for four or more DUI charges, along with multiple other suspensions for refusing to submit to testing, excessive points from traffic violations, and financial responsibility violations. He is also on probation for felony DUI, having had four or more charges.
Police said Mizerski was taken to Bayfront after initially being found unresponsive in his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Traffic homicide investigators said they suspect he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crashes.
The four hit-and-run crashes all occurred in the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 N with the first one being reported near Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at about 10:40 a.m. Mizerski fled the scene and then was involved in another crash between Gulf-to-Bay and Drew Street, where he then fled again. He struck another car south of State Road 590, left the scene and was then involved in another crash north of SR 590. He tried to leave the scene of that one, too.
Photos are courtesy of the Clearwater Police Department.
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