Six are injured when pickup plows into bar
Six people were injured Thursday when a woman drove a 2006 Ford F-150 straight through the parking lot of the Scoreboard Lounge and into the front wall of the building on U.S. 92, Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said. Lena Singleton, 44, has been charged with driving under the influence with property damage and personal injury. Arrest records show her blood-alcohol level measured as high as 0.201, 21/2 times the level at which state law presumes a driver is impaired. The collision injured five people in the bar's kitchen, but Singleton put the truck in reverse and tried to back out of the building, bashing a parked 2004 Corvette, Deputy L.R. Parketon said. In all, six people were taken to hospitals, including Singleton's passenger, said sheriff's Sgt. Ted Lynn. That man was identified as Ernest Singleton of Woodbine, Ga. None of the injuries were life-threatening, Lynn said.
Clearwater man charged in fatality
A 26-year-old Clearwater man has been arrested on felony charges of DUI manslaughter and driving with a license suspended or revoked in connection with a fatal crash last week. Christopher Alan Tridico was speeding when his Chevrolet Impala struck a Lincoln about 8:30 p.m. April 14 in front of Cove Cay condominiums, Largo police said. Killed in the crash was Louise Stevens, 75, of Clearwater, who was a passenger in the 2006 Lincoln driven by her husband, Robert Stevens.
Man accused of sex with teen
A 30-year-old Tampa man was arrested Wednesday on charges he had sex with a 16-year-old girl while she was in a court-ordered facility for juveniles in Pasco County. According to his arrest report, Terry D. Lambus, 30, told deputies he was a group adviser at Tampa Bay Academy in Riverview. But Richard Warden, the academy's executive director, told the Times that Lambus is not an employee. He said Lambus attended an orientation class for potential employees recently — but never showed up again. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said the alleged incident between Lambus and the girl happened Dec. 10. Doll would not release the location of the facility but said Lambus was a counselor there. Lambus is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Girl, 15, man, 33, meet on Facebook
A 33-year-old Hernando County man has been accused of having sex with a Polk County teenager he met online last year and brought to his Brooksville home on several occasions. The 15-year-old told detectives that she met Chad Allen Geiger on Facebook, a social-networking Web site, in June and the two began conversing online, according to a police report. The girl told Geiger she was 20, the report states, and after two months of chatting, they agreed to meet. Geiger was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.