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Pasco school bus driver charged with DUI


Police: bus driver CHARGED WITH DUI

A man listed in jail records as a bus driver for Pasco County schools was arrested Sunday after police say he was driving under the influence in his Ford Mustang. Police say they found Zachary P. Manning, 46, of Land O'Lakes, behind the wheel of his 2008 black Mustang just after midnight Saturday. According to an arrest affidavit, he had struck the back of a van parked in the lot of the Tampa Letter Carriers Hall, 3003 W Cypress St. Manning had vomited on himself and his car, the affidavit said. An officer also noted his glassy and bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and inability to stand. Police recorded his blood-alcohol level at 0.156 and 0.158, records show. In Florida, a driver is presumed impaired at a level of 0.08. He was released from the Hillsborough County Jail on Sunday morning on $500 bail. Pasco County school district officials could not be reached for comment Sunday.


Man stabbed in road rage incident dies

A man who was stabbed with an ice pick during a road rage incident last month died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, authorities said. Adelson Wathson, 20, was stabbed in the head during a Nov. 21 confrontation with Alcisviades Polanco, 62, on Manhattan Avenue. Polanco was not charged following the incident, which authorities were investigating to see if it might fall under Florida's "stand your ground" law. That law says that anyone not committing a crime can use deadly force if he feels threatened with death or great bodily harm. Deputies said the incident started when Polanco cut off Adelson in traffic. Adelson sped around Polanco and stopped his car. Adelson got out and walked toward the older man. The argument became physical, deputies said, and at some point Polanco grabbed an ice pick he had in his car and stabbed Adelson.


Patrol investigates fatal hit-and-run

A hit-and-run crash left a woman dead Sunday evening at the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and 56th Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A white Hummer hit two other vehicles about 8:24 p.m. before fleeing, authorities said. A woman who was in one of the vehicles was found dead at the scene. Authorities said they found the Hummer that caused the crash a short time later. Troopers were investigating the crash late Sunday.


Suspect arrested in Tampa altercation

A Seffner man sought in a Dec. 1 shooting that critically injured another man was arrested Sunday. Darnell Keyon Ammons, 21, was charged last week in an arrest warrant for attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Dontavious Clark, 22. Ammons and Clark got into an argument near 406 E Selma St. in Tampa. During it, Shamiria Hardrick, 22, who was pushing two children in a stroller, handed Ammons a gun, police said. Ammons fired, hitting Clark in the upper body, police said. Clark ran to a nearby house and called for help. Hardrick was arrested that day and remains in jail on $259,500 bail for charges of attempted murder, carrying a concealed firearm and child neglect. Ammons eluded authorities until Sunday. Records indicate he was taken into custody at the Hillsborough County Jail.


Arrest made in 2010 fatal car crash

A call about a drunk and disorderly woman led to the arrest Saturday of a man wanted in a 2010 fatal car crash in Manatee County, according to an arrest affidavit. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies responded around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to a call about a woman causing a disturbance, the affidavit said. While looking for the woman authorities ran her husband's name through databases and found warrants. Anthony K. Zipperer Jr., 28, of Ruskin was booked on warrants for vehicular homicide and child neglect.

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