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Erratic driver charged with DUI


Erratic driver flunks DUI test, faces charges

A 44-year-old Naples man faces drunken driving charges after a breath test showed him to be more than five times the level at which Florida law assumes impairment. Jerry Dean Grice was pulled over about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after state troopers noticed he was having trouble staying in a single lane of traffic on Interstate 75 near State Road 50. Grice, who told authorities he was on his way to Michigan to see his son, tried to perform a series of field sobriety exercises, but "was too impaired," according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers arrested Grice on a DUI charge and took him to the Hernando County Jail, where he provided a breath test sample of 0.441 — well over the state's presumed impairment level of 0.08 percent. Grice was then taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital for observation. He was released early Friday and returned to jail. As of Friday evening, Grice remained in custody in lieu of $500 bail.


Deputies: Man molested girl

Hernando County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Spring Hill man on a count of sexual battery involving a girl younger than 12. Anthony Tuttle, 25, is accused of placing the child in her bed and then fondling her, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Tuttle was arrested early Friday and remained at the Hernando County Jail with no bond Friday evening. He has no prior criminal record in Hernando County.

Deadline nears for fashion show

Registration is required by Monday for the Scrubs Fashion Show fundraiser that will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The event is hosted by the Nature Coast Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management and is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Vendor tables are $250, which includes dinner for one representative and a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Tickets to the event are $30, which includes a dinner buffet. Fashions will be provided by LooseEndz Discount Scrubs and Uniforms and modeled by local physicians and staff members. There will be a cash bar, raffles and giveaways. Call (352) 597-1960 or (352) 688-5544.

Frankie Dee dance is rescheduled

The Sept. 6 dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra has been rescheduled to Nov. 1. For information, call (352) 596-9486.

Today's picks

Machine gun shoot: 9:30 a.m., Hernando Sportsman's Club range, Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, off Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Admission is $2; children 12 and younger will be admitted free, but must be with an adult. (352) 597-9931.

Labor Day Picnic: Noon-5 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $15 per person. (352) 597-7979.

Hernando deaths

Blanchard, Robert E.

Cappelletti-Webber, Angela

Kawamoto, Nobuko "Nobi"

Peterman, Catherine Anne

Riddell, Thomas E.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Erratic driver charged with DUI 08/29/08 [Last modified: Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:39pm]
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