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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-592

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 23, 2015
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    Wrong Way Driver Arrested for DUI

    Driver's BAC was three times the legal limit.
    • Friday
    • November 20, 2015
    • Time: 5:20 AM
    • Lakewood Drive south of Broadway Ave.


    Frances Cassandra Claridge
    DOB: 01/04/1970
    2010 Sarah Louise Dr
    Brandon, FL


    On Friday, November 20th, 2015 at approximately 5:20 a.m., Patrol Lieutenant Terri Adams was traveling northbound on Lakewood Dr., south of Broadway Ave., when she observed a Mercedes turn onto Lakewood Drive and travel northbound in the southbound lane for approximately 1/4 of a mile. The Mercedes stopped at a traffic signal just north of the railroad tracks at E. Broadway Ave. As the light turned green, the Mercedes continued northbound in the southbound lanes of Lakewood Dr.

    Lt Adams conducted a traffic stop to check the driver's health and well being and noted that the driver appeared very disoriented and had the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath. The driver gave conflicting stories about where she was going and was uncertain about the time and day.

    A DUI investigation ensued, which resulted in the identification and arrest of Frances Claridge for Driving Under The Influence.

    Claridge was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail where her BAC registered at .278, which is over three times the legal limit of .08
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