Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-206

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 23, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • March 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Bloomingdale Avenue and John Moore Road


    Terry Parker
    DOB: 06/17/1955
    11214 Crescent Lake Dr.
    Riverview, FL


    • DUI Manslaughter


    Keith Fitzpatrick (Deceased)
    DOB: 08/04/1963
    11213 Crescent Lake Dr.
    Riverview, FL


    On March 1, 2013 at 8:30 p.m., two motorcycles were traveling westbound on Bloomingdale Avenue approaching John Moore Road at approximately 45 MPH. A 1979 Kawasaki, being driven by Keith Fitzpatrick, was traveling westbound and was struck a 1982 Yamaha being driven by Terry Leon Parker. Fitzpatrick was transported to TGH with critical injuries and later expired. Parker was transported to Florida Hospital. They both knew each other and had been consuming adult beverages at Racoons bar in Lithia prior to their journey. Blood was taken from both and results showed that Parker's ethyl alcohol blood level was 0.149 at the time the blood was drawn.

    On May 17, 2013, a warrant was issued for DUI Manslaughter and a civil traffic violation of interfering with safe operation of vehicle while changing lanes for Terry Parker.

    On May 21, 2013, Terry Parker turned himself in at Orient Road Jail.

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