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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-067

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 19, 2016
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    Wrong-Way Driver

    The driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence.
    • Friday
    • February 19, 2016
    • Time: 1:45 AM
    • Interstate 75


    Kenneth Wishop
    DOB: 4/14/1964
    340 Sunshine State
    Jacksonville, FL


    • Driving Under the Influence


    On 02/19/2016, at approximately 1:45 am, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy observed a vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 75. The deputy observed a black Dodge Avenger that was traveling southbound approximately 30-35 miles per hour, in the northbound Interstate 75 travel lanes. The deputy observed the vehicle conduct an improper and unsafe u-turn in the middle of the interstate, to then travel in the correct direction on I-75. The deputy followed this vehicle as it traveled 33 miles per hour.

    The deputy conducted a traffic stop and observed indicators of impairment from the driver who was identified via his Florida Driver's License as Kenneth Harold Wishop. The deputy also observed an open alcoholic beverage in the center cup holder. Deputies conducted field sobriety exercises. Kenneth Wishop refused to provide a sample of his breath alcohol content. Kenneth Wishop was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

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