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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-453

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 31, 2015
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    DUI Arrest

    DUI suspect rear ends a patrol vehicle.
    • Friday
    • August 28, 2015
    • Time: 9:06 PM
    • Palm River Road/301 Highway South


    Gertrude Horton-Wade
    DOB: 8/27/1962
    12942 Lake Vista Drive


    • Driving Under the Influence w/Property Damage


    On August 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm, Deputies Jernigan and Johnson were northbound on US 301 and stopped in the outside lane adjacent to Deputy Stout, who was parked on the east shoulder and on a traffic stop. Deputy Jernigan was driving and he activated his bar light prior to stopping. While stopped, they were struck from behind by a Blue 2007 Nissan 2-Door, driven by Gertrude Horton-Wade. Wade did not apply her brakes before striking the patrol car. Signs of impairment were observed by deputies on scene. A DUI investigator responded and Wade was subsequently arrested for DUI. She refused to provide a breath sample.  No injuries in the crash.
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