Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Philippines forces make gains in city under siege by ISIS-linked militants

    MARAWI, Philippines — Philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago.

  2. Rays exhausted but happy after 15-inning win over Twins (w/video)

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Rays eventually won Sunday's 6½-hour, 15-inning marathon against the Twins 8-6, they did plenty to lose it. And we need to get that out of the way first.

    The Rays’ Evan Longoria enjoys a laugh after scoring, barely, to tie it in the ninth on Steven Souza Jr.’s two-out single.
  3. Tom Jones' Two Cents: ABC's Indy 500 coverage is stellar again

    TV and Radio

    Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Takuma Sato left, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 as Helio Castroneves is a little late passing him. ABC’s coverage of the race is stellar throughout, with plenty of extras but no fake drama.
  4. Takuma Sato surprise winner of wreck-filled Indy 500

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he held off three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mph wheel-rubbing duel to the finish.

    Scott Dixon’s car goes over the top of Jay Howard, soaring so high that Helio Castroneves drove under it while it was airborne. Stunningly, there were no serious injuries.
  5. South Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile


    SEOUL — North Korea launched a ballistic missile early today that flew 280 miles and landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, the South Korean military and the Japanese government said.

    S. Korean President Moon Jae-in is assessing the launch.