Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-033

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 26, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    DUI Driver Turns Himself In

    Driver involved in December DUI fatality at Big Bend Road and Heritage Green Parkway turned himself in at Orient Road Jail.
    • Tuesday
    • January 26, 2010
    • Time: 12:23 PM
    • Hillsborough County
    • Orient Road Jail

    Update – January 26, 2010

    On January 25, 2010, Paul Michael Parks, turned himself in at the Orient Road Jail for charges stemming from the crash.  Parks is charged with DUI Manslaughter and 2 counts of DUI Property Damage.  Parks' blood alcohol content was .218





    DRIVER: Weaver, Karen L DOB 02-04-62--Deceased

    12910 Tallowood Ct.  Riverview, Florida 33579

    2001 Jeep Renegade



    DRIVER: Parks, Paul M DOB 04-20-74--Incapacitating Injuries

    10803 Lithia Pinecrest Road Lithia, Florida 33547

    1998 GMC Pickup Truck   



    DRIVER: Toolan, Michael DOB 11-15-62--Uninjured

    13720 Miles Breeze Avenue Riverview, Florida 33569

    2006 Chevrolet HHR


    Traffic Homicide Investigation

    December 19, 2009 at 11:42 p.m.

    Big Bend Road and Heritage Green Parkway


    On December 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm, Paul Parks was driving a 1998 GMC Pick-Up eastbound on Big Bend Road in the westbound lane. Karen Weaver was westbound on Big Bend Road driving a 2001 Jeep Renegade when both vehicles struck head on just east of Heritage Green Parkway. After the impact, both vehicles traveled a short distance east and struck a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Michael Toolan.


    Karen Weaver was severely injured and died at the scene. Paul Parks was injured and was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Michael Toolan was uninjured.





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