Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-157

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 24, 2015
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Wrong Way Driver

    Driver arrested for DUI.
    • Tuesday
    • March 24, 2015
    • Time: 1:21 AM
    • Highway 301 and Dr. King Boulevard

    Arrested:


    Mario Deon Thomas
    DOB: 2/11/1975
    2388 Hwy 65 South
    Wudora, AR

    Charges:

    • Driving Under the Influence

    Details:

    On March 24, 2015 at approximately 1:21 am, deputies received a report of a wrong way driver going northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 301. Deputies stopped the vehicle in the area of Highway 301 and Dr. King Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver he displayed indications of impairment to include slurred speech, bloodshot watery eyes and to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The driver was arrested for DUI (.177 and .184).

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