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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-122

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 24, 2016
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    Wrong Way Driver DUI Arrest

    Woman provided two breath samples that confirmed her BAC was 0.221 and 0.224.
    • Thursday
    • March 24, 2016
    • Time: 12:53 AM
    • Waters Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    Christy Walters
    DOB: 4/26/1973
    3103 37th Street North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713


    • Driving Under the Influence (Over 0.15)


    On March 24, 2016 at approximately 12:53 am, a Hillsborough County deputy was traveling east on Waters Avenue West within the inside lane of travel. The deputy observed a 2015 Volkswagen Passat in the inside lane traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of travel on Waters Avenue West. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and avoided getting in a collision with the Volkswagen.

    The deputy conducted a u-turn, initiated a traffic stop and observed Christy Walters operating the vehicle. While speaking with Christy Walters, the deputy detected signs of impairment. Walters was unsteady on her feet, her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, her speech was slurred and a distinct odor of alcohol beverage was emitting from her breath. Walters provided two breath samples that confirmed her BAC was 0.221 and 0.224.

    Christy Walters was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and transported to Orient Road Jail.

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