NEW PORT RICHEY
DUI arrest interrupts Teen's tryst
It was 2 a.m. Thursday when a police officer heard the steady honking of a car parked outside the Econo Auto Paint shop on U.S. 19. He thought it was a car alarm going off and decided to investigate. As he approached the white 2007 Suzuki sport utility vehicle, however, the officer discovered this wasn't a burglary. "The defendant was intimately involved with the female passenger, who was on top of the defendant," reads the report from the New Port Richey police officer. The woman's movements, the report said, were sounding the horn. Normally an officer might just send the frisky couple on their way, but this officer noticed signs that Moises Gomez, 19, was intoxicated: slurred speech, watery, bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath, the report said. And technically speaking, Gomez was behind the wheel. Gomez performed "poorly" on field sobriety tests but refused to submit to a breath test, the report said. Gomez, of Trinity, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. He was released later in the day from the Land O'Lakes jail.
LAND O'LAKES / DADE CITY
Garden seminars continue in May
Pasco master gardeners continue their popular series of free spring gardening seminars in May. "How to have a Fabulous Florida Landscape" will be from 9 to 11 a.m. May 2 in the Land O'Lakes Community Center at 5401 U.S. 41, giving simple tips on how to solve lawn and garden problems. "Why Landscapes Fail" is from 9 to 11 a.m. May 2 in Clayton Hall, Pasco Fairgrounds at 36702 SR 52 in Dade City Pasco master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be available. All seminars are free. To register or for information, call (352) 521-4288, (813) 996-7341, ext. 4288 or (727) 847-8177, ext. 4288 or visit our Web site events calendar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu.
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