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Pasco driver faces DUI charges in crash that hurt bicyclist

NEW PORT RICHEY

Bicyclist hurt in crash; driver accused of DUI

A 62-year-old New Port Richey man is accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist while driving under the influence late Tuesday. Russell Steven Smith was driving west on Marine Parkway at U.S. 19 just before 11:45 p.m. when he hit Dustin Deferino, 19, of Holiday, who was crossing Marine Parkway in the crosswalk on the west side of the highway, police said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Police said Smith provided false information during the crash investigation. He was arrested and faces charges of driving under the influence, DUI with serious bodily harm, driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled license, providing false information during a crash investigation and failure to surrender his suspended, revoked or canceled driver's license.

PORT RICHEY

Injection mold firm is getting bigger

Seaway Plastics Engineering is building a 24,000-square-foot expansion expected to add between 10 and 30 jobs over the next several years. The company, a plastic injection molding firm that serves the medical, aerospace, military, packaging/food service, industrial, electronics and consumer products industries, broke ground last week at its facility at 6042 Sherwin Drive. The additional space will allow the company to consolidate decorating, painting/shielding, and assembly operations plus provide space for a new, 1,000-ton injection molding press. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. The company was founded in Detroit in the 1970s and moved to Port Richey in 1984. CEO Tim Smock and his president Paul Bernard, have worked for the company for more than 30 years and finally acquired it from the previous owners in 2003.

HUDSON

Enrichment center needs volunteers

The CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center is looking for telephone reassurance volunteers. The center in Beacon Woods urgently needs help to make weekday telephone calls to homebound people who are elderly and living alone. Calls are made from 8 to 10 a.m. each weekday. If you want to help the center by volunteering or would like more information, call (727) 863-6868.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Deputies still looking for shooter

Pasco County sheriff's deputies are seeking help in locating a man suspected of shooting another man at a basketball court on June 21. Simon Rafael Iglesia, 29, is considered armed and dangerous. Deputies say he shot Mohammed Faraj, 20, and fired two other bullets near La Jolla Way and Northwood Palms Road. Faraj had just left the court after an argument when a bullet came through the door of his car about 8:45 p.m. He was treated and later released from the hospital. Anyone with information may call (727) 844-7711.

Pasco driver faces DUI charges in crash that hurt bicyclist 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:03pm]
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