Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pinellas County Jail nurse charged with DUI


Jail nurse accused of DUI, striking officer

A nurse at the Pinellas County Jail was arrested Saturday after a crash and charged with driving under the influence, authorities said. Susan G. Doherty, a licensed practical nurse, was also charged with resisting arrest after, police say, she punched an officer and refused to get out of her vehicle. According to arrest reports, Doherty was driving a 2007 Chrysler when she got into a minor wreck with another vehicle about 10:30 p.m. at Countryside Boulevard and Enterprise Road. The driver of the other vehicle, who was not identified, suffered "possible minor injuries," reports show. Doherty, 48, of Clearwater refused to take a field sobriety test or Breathalyzer test, police said. She has worked for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office since June 2001. Doherty was released from jail after posting bail Sunday.


Deputy badly hurt by red-light runner

A Pasco County sheriff's deputy suffered serious injuries after a pickup truck ran a red light and struck the deputy's cruiser Sunday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Kurt A. Gell failed to stop at the intersection of Little Road and Denton Avenue in New Port Richey, the FHP said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with minor injuries. Deputy Ryan Lennox, 24, was listed in critical condition, though his injuries were described as non-life threatening. He was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center. Gell was cited for running a traffic signal, the FHP said.


Motorcyclist killed in Town 'N Country

A motorcyclist died after he collided with a car about 1 a.m. Sunday at a Town 'N Country intersection. Keith Ruiz, 25, of Tampa was pronounced dead at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. This is what the patrol says happened: At 1:10 a.m., a Pontiac driven by Linsey M. Gamso, 23, of Tampa was stopped on Tampa Shores Boulevard at Hillsborough Avenue. Meanwhile, two motorcycles — one driven by Ruiz and another by Tampa resident Russell Turner, 27 — were going east on Hillsborough Avenue, approaching the intersection. The Pontiac pulled forward, and the two motorcycles hit it. Neither cyclist was wearing a helmet, the patrol said. Gamso and Turner suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Today's picks


Hospital Auxiliary "Back to School" closeout sale: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. (352) 442-0169.

Spring Hill Garden Club plant nursery: 9 a.m.-noon, 1489 Parker Ave. A variety of plants will be available. (352) 683-9933.


Karaoke and tacos: 6 p.m., Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday. (727) 937-9030.

Line dancing at the Elks: Beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m., 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. $3 for one session, $5 for both.

Today's meeting


Zephyrhills City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.

Pinellas County Jail nurse charged with DUI 08/22/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:11pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Fennelly: Would you take Jameis Winston over Cam Newton?


    Factoring out futures, it wouldn't be a short list if I picked NFL quarterbacks I'd take right now over Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) calls a play during the first half of Sunday's game. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Man faces charge of abuse after 2-month-old injured


    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 2-month-old child was taken to All Children's Hospital with multiple skull fractures Saturday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, and a 24-year-old man has been arrested.

    Jacob Brattain, 24, of Zephyrhills is charged with aggravated child abuse and was arrested Sunday. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, a 2-month-old child suffered multiple skull fractures under his care.
  3. Amazon receives 238 proposals from places eager to become its 2nd headquarters


    NEW YORK — Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.

    Earlier this month, an Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters. 
[AP Photo/Elaine Thompson]
  4. Police may have found the body of a Texas toddler whose dad said he banished her to an alley


    Police in Texas say they have "most likely" found the body of Sherin Mathews, the missing 3-year-old girl whose father claims he sent her alone into an alley when she wouldn't drink her milk.

    This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. Police in a Dallas suburb say they've found the body of a small child, not far from the home of Sherin Mathews, who's been missing since early this month. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)
  5. Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: What went wrong on defense?


    Greg Auman is back from Buffalo, going back over a difficult finish and tough loss for the Bucs, in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas (82) makes a touchdown catch over Bucs defensive back T.J. Ward (43) during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]