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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-159

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 15, 2016
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    Deputy Involved Traffic Crash

    Impaired driver hits deputy already on a vehicle stop.
    • Friday
    • April 15, 2016
    • Time: 12:59 AM
    • State Road 574 east of Falkenburg Road

    Vehicle:

    • 2015 Dodge Journey

    Driver:

    Taylor Shelby
    DOB: 12/19/1989

    HCSO Vehicle:

    • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

    HCSO Deputy:

    K9 Deputy Craig Lariz
    38 years
    12-Year veteran
    Assigned to K9 Unit

    Details:

    On April 15, 2016 at approximately 12:59 am, K9 Deputy Craig Lariz was conducting a traffic stop on SR 574 just east of Falkenburg Road. K9 Deputy Lariz's emergency lights were activated. While Deputy Lariz was in his vehicle, a 2015 Dodge Journey traveling westbound on SR574 struck the left rear of Deputy Lariz's marked 2015 Tahoe. The impact caused the Dodge Journey to roll over and come to final rest on SR574. Shelby exhibited signs of impairment, admitted to drug use and blood was taken pursuant to consent.

    The stopped vehicle nor the occupant were struck or injured as a result of the crash.

    K9 Deputy Lariz was treated and released for his injuries. Shelby was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.


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