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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-235

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 4, 2015
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    DUI Arrest

    Woman suspected of drunk driving almost hits deputy.
    • Sunday
    • May 3, 2015
    • Time: 9:30 PM
    • 41 Highway North and Elsberry Road
    • Apollo Beach

    Arrested:


    Cheri Sleeper
    DOB: 8/15/63
    1915 47th Street South
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Driving Under the Influence
    • Refusal to Submit to DUI testing with a prior refusal

    Details:

    On May 3, 2015 at approximately 9:30 pm, deputies initiated a traffic stop on the suspect, Cheri Sleeper for failing to yield the right of way. The suspect was operating a motor vehicle, when she pulled out from a private drive, crossed 4 lanes of traffic and almost struck the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office marked patrol vehicle. The suspect emitted the odor of an alcoholic beverage, had red/glossy eyes, slurred speech and unsteady balance. The suspect was arrested for DUI and refused to provide breath samples. The suspect previously refused to provide breath/urine/blood on 12/08/08.
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