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Deputies: Motorcycle, SUV wreck turns into brawl

PORT RICHEY

A bike theft, a wreck and a rough fight

A man was flown to a hospital early Friday after a motorcyclist found his stolen bike on a highway, got into in a wreck with the putative thief and the two started fighting, Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports say. Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said that when the owner of the Yamaha R6 saw it was missing, he went out looking for it with a friend. When he saw the bike at Trouble Creek Road and Terry Loop, he pulled up next to it in an SUV and confronted the driver about 1 a.m. At some point, the SUV and bike collided. No one was seriously injured but man on the motorcycle was tossed off and he and the owner started fighting. The thief ended up with serious head injuries, Doll said. The injured man's condition was unknown Friday evening and no arrests had been made, though Doll said both men could face charges. The men's identities were not immediately released.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Authorities on the prowl for DUI

Don't even think of drinking and driving this holiday season. That's the message from local law enforcement agencies, who have stepped up their patrols. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol will team up with Zephyrhills police starting at 9 tonight for a DUI checkpoint on Gall Boulevard near Ninth Street in Zephyrhills. And the agencies will patrol countywide on New Year's Eve to catch impaired and aggressive drivers.

Pasco deaths

Axford, Grant R.

Berryhill, Cressie

Buckner, Viola J.

Ehritz, Clara M.

Konzen, Norman J.

Montello, Loretta "Skippy"

Pierce, Charles J. Jr.

Walla, Wanda

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Deputies: Motorcycle, SUV wreck turns into brawl 12/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 29, 2008 11:55am]
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