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824 Birdie Way
- Driving Under the Influence (Over 0.15)
602 Sheffield Street
- Driving Under the Influence
On 02/19/16 at 4:04 pm, a concerned driver observed an obviously impaired person exiting and re-entering his vehicle at the Post Office located at the intersection of 41 Highway South and Flamingo Road in Ruskin. The concerned citizen observed the white, 2015, Kia Sedona, driving West on the eastbound lane of Flamingo Road. The vehicle was observed swerving, accelaretaing quickly, hitting a curb, driving on the front yard of a residence, and driving with a flat tire on the roadway until he stopped in the vicinity of Golf and Sea Boulevard and Eagle Lane.
HCSO deputies responded to the scene and made contact with James Dahl and observed indicators of impairment. Deputies conducted a DUI investigation. James Dahl was too impaired to perform all of the SFSE's, but he was arrested for DUI based in the totality of the circumstances. James Dahl provided two lawful breath samples of .304 and .298, and he was charged with DUI with BAC over 0.15.
On 02/20/16, at 3:31 am, a concerned citizen reported a vehicle stopped in the inside lane of 41 Highway South and Shell Pointe Road West in Ruskin, with the engine running and the driver sleeping behind the wheel. The driver was operating a white 2011 Hyundai Genesis. The driver drifted forward (south) on 41 Highway South and into the path of an 18-wheeler truck and it was almost struck by the vehicle. The driver then proceeded West in the eastbound lane of Shell Point Road West causing three vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision. The driver stopped in the middle of the road in the vicinity of Shell Point Road and Canal Street South where he began to sleep behind the wheel once more.
Deputies responded to the scene and found the Carlos H. Galvan Jr. sleeping behind the wheel with the engine running, the transmission engaged in gear, and his foot on the brake pedal. Once the deputy woke up the driver, he observed signs of impairment, and rendered the vehicle safe. HCFR paramedics responded to the scene and ascertained Carlos Galvan was not in need of any medical treatment. Deputies responded to the scene and conducted a DUI investigation. Carlos Galvan refused to perform SFSE's, but he provide two lawful breath samples (.138/.128 BAC), and he was arrested and charged for DUI.