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New Port Richey woman arrested on drug, fleeing charges

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Woman arrested on drug, fleeing charges

A 42-year-old New Port Richey woman was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing to elude after authorities say she fled during a traffic stop.

Cynthia P. Kelly of 5424 Amy Lane was driving on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Tarpon Springs when a city police officer activated his emergency lights and siren, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

As Kelly headed south on U.S. 19, she made a U-turn and headed north on U.S. 19, the report said. Kelly sped to 70 mph, swerving and passing cars on the right, the report said. The officer stopped the pursuit near the county line at Beckett Way and U.S. 19, and soon saw Kelly involved in an accident at Flora Avenue and U.S. 19.

Kelly, listed on the report as an accountant, got out of the car and was arrested. She told authorities that she didn't stop because she had a suspended driver's license. She picked up the drug charges for throwing cocaine out of the window of the car after the pursuit was over, the report said.

WESLEY CHAPEL

New club focuses on communication skills

Want to improve your communication skills? Be more effective in meetings? Get your point across more concisely? Wesley Chapel now has a Toastmasters club. The club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at American Consulting Engineers of Florida, 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd. For information, call Tiffanie Kellog at (813) 948-7243.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Health, government officials to talk H1N1

The City Council will have a special meeting tonight with local hospital administrators and the county health department to discuss the H1N1 virus. The meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 5919 Main St., was called by Mayor Scott McPherson to educate residents on the disease, discuss vaccinations and consider waiving application and permitting fees for any facility built to house H1N1 patients.

PORT RICHEY

All are invited to free pancake breakfast

The Volunteer Way, IHOP restaurants and Knights of Columbus will host another free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, at 5850 K of C Drive (behind the Honda dealership on U.S. 19 and Ridge Road). Everyone is welcome, including needy families, homeless people and those who would like to help. Former WWE Women's Superstar Luna Vachon will sign autographs. Face painting and other activities will be available for children. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will provide IDs for children, and information will be available from the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando and Florida KidCare, the state's low-cost health insurance program for children. For information call (727) 815-0433 or visit www.thevolunteerway.org.

New Port Richey woman arrested on drug, fleeing charges 10/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:19pm]
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