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Drunk Driver Arrested in St Petersburg, FL

Posted on October 10th, 2008 No Comments

18 year old Denise Battles was arrested in St Petersburg on October 8, one day after fleeing the scene of a serious accident she caused while driving a rented Doge Ram. At around 11 pm on the night of October 7, Battles was driving the truck with two of her friends when a police officer noticed the car was weaving and turned on his car’s light to follow her.

When Battles noticed the police vehicle she began speeding until she noticed a man, 49 year old Steven Mincey, riding his bicycle in the road. Battles swerved to miss him, but was unsuccessful; Mincey was struck and killed. Battles then lost control of her car and spun into a liquor store parking lot where several people were standing, resulting in nine additional injuries that required hospitalization. Battles was taken to a nearby hospital but left before police could speak with her.

Battles has admitted do driving under the influence of alcohol, Ecstacty, and marijuana on the night of the accident.

For information about legal options for the victims of reckless drivers, contact Jacksonville drunk driving injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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