Pasco man guilty in DUI-manslaughter case

NEW PORT RICHEY – A Holiday man faces up to 45 years in prison after being convicted today in a drunken-driving wreck that killed two pedestrians.

A Pasco County jury deliberated for about 5 1/2 hours before finding Shannon Stephen guilty as charged of two counts of driving under the influence-manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Stephen, 38, was taken into custody after the verdict. He will be sentenced July 14.
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Sheriff’s office will be sued over Florida DUI arrests

Two plaintiffs have officially filed notice of their intent to sue a Tampa area sheriff’s office for excessive force in DUI arrests.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will be listed as the defendant in two civil cases. Both plaintiff say they were injured at Orient Road Jail following DUI arrests. The plaintiffs were in the central breath testing area at the time of their injuries.
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Well-known Tampa lawyer faces DUI charge

TAMPA – a well-known criminal defense lawyer, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
He also faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance after deputies said they found Viagra in his car.
The 60-year-old Apollo Beach resident was arrested early Sunday at Islebay Drive and Sea Turtle Place in Apollo Beach, jail records show. He was released on $2,500 bail. 
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