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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-431

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 26, 2016
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    Wrong-way Traffic Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

    Both drivers suffered minor injuries in the crash.
    • Friday
    • September 23, 2016
    • Time: 9:53 PM
    • Linebaugh Avenue West


    Darla Bektas
    DOB: 1/18/1971
    11500 Belmack BL N


    • DUI with Property Damage or Personal Injury


    On 09/23/2016 at approximately 9:53 pm, deputies responded to a traffic crash resulting from a wrong way driver driving westbound in the eastbound lanes on Linebaugh Avenue West. The wrong way driver, Darla Bektas failed to observe a vehicle in the intersection of Linebaugh Avenue West and Race Track Road. Both drivers suffered minor injuries in the crash and neither driver was transported to the hospital. Darla Bektas was suspected of being under the influence and was subsequently evaluated and arrested for being impaired. In addition, a breath test was submitted resulting in a BAC of .186/.175. Bektas was arrested for DUI with Property Damage or Personal Injury.
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