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Deputies arrest woman following a traffic crash that sent one man to the hospital.
3469 Shady Brook Drive E
- DUI with Serious Bodily injury
- Driving Under the Influence over 0.15
DUI Traffic Crash:
- 2006 Chevrolet Pickup truck
On January 8, 2015 at 1:40 am, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy observed a 2014 black Honda Civic driven by Alina Chavez eastbound on Hwy 60 at Mt. Carmel Road traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but lost sight of the vehicle as it approached Dover Road.
Approximately 1 mile east of Dover Road on Highway 60, the deputy found that the Honda had been involved in a traffic crash with a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck. The pickup truck had been traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when the Honda struck it from behind. The impact broke the rear axle of the truck causing it to overturn multiple times ejecting the driver.
The driver of the pickup was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is listed in stable condition.
Deputies conducted a DUI investigation and determined that Chavez showed signs of impairment. Chavez was charged with DUI with Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Under the Influence over 0.15 when her breath tests revealed BAC of .206 and .221.
Chavez was transported to Orient Road Jail.