Driver Accused of DUI after Crash with Pinellas Deputy
He admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages before the crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A Largo man has been accused of drunken driving after he and a Pinellas deputy collided Saturday (Sept. 30) night on Seminole Boulevard, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
John Clark, 68, of Largo, was taken to Largo Medical Center Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. After Clark was treated and released, deputies said he admitted to consuming alcohol before the crash. His blood alcohol level was reported to be, 0 .114 /0 .106. He was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence and DUI with property damage.
Deputy Erin Nestor suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The crash happened about 10:40 p.m. at Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road in the unincorporated Largo area. Nestor was traveling southbound on Seminole Boulevard in a 2015 marked Chevrolet Tahoe, with her emergency lights and sirens activated, responding to a call for assistance.
Clark was driving a 2004 Oldsmobile Bravada east after leaving the Niagara Tap Bar & Grill, 11950 Seminole Blvd. in Largo. Deputies said Clark made a right hand turn to go southbound on Seminole Boulevard into the path of the Chevrolet, causing the crash.
For information about the Pinellas sheriff, go to pcsoweb.com.
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