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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-370

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2015
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    Wrong Way Driver Arrested

    Driver was arrested for DUI.
    • Saturday
    • July 18, 2015
    • Time: 2:30 AM
    • Fowler Avenue

    Arrested:


    Marvin G. Benitez
    DOB: 02/16/1976
    13601 N. 21st St, Apt#202
    Tampa, Florida

    Charges:

    • DUI
    • Possession of Cocaine

    Details:

    On July 18, 2015, at 2:30 am, an HCSO deputy was driving eastbound on Fowler Ave (divided lanes) approaching I-75 when he spotted a set of head lights coming at him westbound in the eastbound lanes. The deputy took evasive action to avoid a traffic crash and conducted a traffic stop on the 2004 GMC Yukon. The driver was identified as Marvin Benitez. After the deputy completed his investigation, Marvin Benitez was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

    Marvin Benitez had a blood alcohol content that measured .201/.204 which is over twice the legal limit.

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