Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-258

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 1, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Fatality

    Driver charged with DUI Manslaughter.
    • Tuesday
    • July 26, 2011
    • Time: 10:59 PM
    • Highway 39 South of Old Welcome Road
    • Tampa, FL


    Brian Alton McGriff
    DOB: 11-8-59
    10035 C.R. 39 South
    Lithia, FL


    1989 Honda


    Jeff S. Bair
    DOB:  1-13-65
    18349 Highway 672
    Lithia, FL


    • DUI Manslaughter


    2001 Ford F250


    On July 26, 2011 at approximately 10:59 p.m. Jeff Bair was driving a 2001 Ford F250 north on Highway 39 approaching the intersection of Old Welcome Road. Brian McGriff was driving a 1989 Honda the same direction in front of the Ford. The Ford struck the Honda in the rear causing the Honda to catch on fire. The Honda rotated counter clockwise and was pushed off the west edge of the road and into the ditch. The Ford continued north and came to rest within the northbound lane. The driver of the Honda died at the scene. The driver, Jeff Bair was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter.

    The investigation continues.
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