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Freddy Ray Sloop
1629 Blair Castle Circle
- Driving Under the Influence
10610 N. 30 Street, F-15
12735 Rhodine Road
On March 30, 2015 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Sloop driving a 2002 Dodge Van was traveling west on Rhodine Road at approximately 40 mph. He failed to observe Jason Saxe who was also traveling west on Rhodine Road on his bicycle. Sloop struck the back of the bicycle with the front of the van, ejecting Saxe from the bicycle causing serious trauma. Saxe was flown to Tampa General Hospital and is in critical condition. Saxe was riding with his companion, Willis VanCleve of Riverview, who was on another bicycle, which was struck after initial impact by Saxe bicycle. VanCleve suffered minor injuries.
A DUI deputy responded to the scene and arrested Sloop, who had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Sloop was transported to Central Breath testing where he agreed to a breath test, results were .127 and .129.