Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-381

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 15, 2016
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    Wrong-way Traffic Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

    Deputies responded to a head-on traffic crash on Anderson Road.
    • Saturday
    • August 13, 2016
    • Time: 11:15 PM
    • Anderson Road

    Arrested:


    Geovany Mendez
    DOB: 04/20/80
    6829 W Lemon St.
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Driving Under the Influence (over .15)
    • No Valid Driver's License

    Details:

    On August 13, 2016 at approximately 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a head-on traffic crash resulting from a wrong-way driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes on Anderson Road near Hoover Boulevard. One individual involved in the crash suffered minor injuries and was transported to St. Joseph (Main) Hospital. The wrong-way driver, Geovany Mendez, was suspected of being under the influence and was subsequently evaluated. A breath test was submitted resulting in a BAC of .173/.168. Mendez was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (over .15) and No Valid Driver's License.

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