Driver, Passenger Charged after Palm Harbor Crash
The driver and passenger of the other car received minor injuries, according to the Pinellas County sheriff.
PALM HARBOR – Pinellas sheriff’s deputies arrested a driver and his passenger after they fled the scene of a two-car crash Saturday (Oct. 22) evening.
The driver, Anthony M. Lockinour, 23, of 3510 1/2 Dartmouth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, was charged with driving while license suspended/revoked, reckless driving with property damage/injury, fleeing and eluding, possession of a controlled substance, driving an unregistered vehicle, attached tag not assigned to vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury, and DUI with injury, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
His passenger, Kyle B. Smith, 20, who is homeless, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and grand theft of a firearm, deputies said.
Valeri Frederick, 51, of New Port Richey, the passenger in the other vehicle, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Terry Johnson, 50, of Largo, refused medical treatment at the scene. He later drove himself to Mease Countryside for treatment of minor injuries.
Deputies said they first saw Lockinour about 7:44 p.m. driving2007 Ford Mustang in a reckless manner southbound on U.S. 19 N in Palm Harbor. A deputy tried to stop him, but Lockinour continued southbound, weaving in and out of traffic. Deputies did not pursue Lockinour. Several seconds later, Lockinour crashed into the rear of a gray 2016 Dodge Ram pick-up truck driven by Johnson. After hitting the truck, deputies said Lockinour continued driving for a short distance before his Ford was disabled because of crash damage. Deputies were able to detain Lockinour and Smith.
While searching the Ford, deputies said they found a stolen Springfield .45 caliber handgun, crack cocaine and individual packets of spice.
For information about the Pinellas County sheriff, go to pcsoweb.com.
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