Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-263

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2014
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    • 813/247-8060

    Drunk Driver Arrested Driving Wrong Way On Interstate 275

    The quick actions of Deputy Rettew resulted in the safe arrest of the DUI suspect.
    • Wednesday
    • July 9, 2014
    • Time: 3:02 AM
    • Interstate 275 Northbound at Interstate 75


    Carlyle Seymour Clarke
    DOB: 11-20-48
    10932 N. Aster Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    • DUI 2nd Violation
    • DUI Blood Alcohol


    On July 9, 2014 at approximately 2:08 a.m. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call reference a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 275. Deputy Kevin Rettew responded and was able to locate the vehicle still traveling northbound in the southbound lanes weaving in and out of his lane. Deputy Rettew activated his emergency overhead lights and also utilizing his spotlight and was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver, Carlyle Clarke was observed to have an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and fumbling with his fingers. Clarke agreed to perform a series of test and displayed multiple indicators of impairment. Clarke was transported to Central Breath Testing where he provided to samples .268 and .252.

    The quick actions of Deputy Rettew resulted in the safe arrest of the DUI suspect.

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