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Chase ends in crash, felony charges for New Port Richey man

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 29-year old man faces multiple felony charges after leading police on a chase and crashing into a school bus yard while he was drunk, according to a New Port Richey Police Department report.

About 2:19 a.m. Wednesday, New Port Richey police tried to stop Dwayne Lee Ververs as he drove north on U.S. 19 in a yellow Jeep without the vehicle's headlights on. Instead, Ververs sped up, drove through a Walgreen's parking lot, tried to ram an officer's car and headed back onto U.S. 19, the report said.

Ververs led police on a short chase with speeds reaching 70 mph, the report said, before he hit a dip on Pinehill Road and crashed. Ververs tried to run from the police, the report said.

He was caught a few minutes later, the report said, with his speech slurred and eyes bloodshot. He took two Breathalyzer tests, with results of 0.120 and 0.125. Florida law presumes a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.08.

Ververs, of 4158 Highland Loop, was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, resisting arrest without violence and driving under the influence, as well as an outstanding warrant for criminal mischief.

He is being held in lieu of $16,100 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Chase ends in crash, felony charges for New Port Richey man 01/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:11pm]
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