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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-507

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 28, 2016
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    Drunk Driver Crashes Into House

    Driver involved in hit and run, slams into Tampa home.
    • Friday
    • November 25, 2016
    • Time: 8:07 PM
    • 12015 Oregon Av N
    • Tampa, FL


    Danica Ellen Zagara
    DOB: 05/26/1964
    504 El Sereno Place
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (3rd conviction), Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage


    On November 25, 2016 8:07 p.m., Hillsborough County deputies responded to 12015 Oregon Av N in response to a traffic crash with injuries. Upon arrival, deputies provided first aid to the driver, Danica Ellen Zagara, who had driven her blue 2002 Dodge Intrepid into the living room of the residence located at 12015 Oregon Av N. Deputies met with a witness and learned that Zagara had been involved in a hit and run, being investigated by Tampa Police Department, at the intersection of Fowler and North Florida. The witness then followed Zagara to 12015 Oregon Av N where he saw her drive her car into the residence. Zagara did not recall how she had struck the residence with her vehicle and had a strong odor of alcohol. She stated that she had been traveling from Copper Top Pub to her residence when the accident occurred. The owner of the residence was not home at the time of the incident. Zagara was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (3rd conviction) and Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage.
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