Driver asleep in drive-through faces DUI charge
A would-be McDonald's customer who passed out in the drive-through lane ended his St. Patrick's Day with a drunken-driving charge. A manager called deputies about 2 a.m. Thursday to report a man asleep behind the wheel of a Chevrolet parked by the speaker box, according to an arrest report. The restaurant at 2350 Commercial Way was closed and the car had been parked there for about half an hour, the manager told deputies, who found Eric M. Spevack, 26, of Spring Hill passed out in the driver's seat. The car was running and in drive. When a deputy opened the door and turned off the ignition, ''the defendant came to and was startled." Spevack, still wearing a wristband from an Irish pub in Tampa, was arrested after a battery of sobriety exercises. At the Hernando County Jail, his breath tests showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.163.
Carnival, Easter egg hunt today
The Hernando YMCA School Age Program will host a carnival and Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the field next to the Hernando County School Board office, 919 N Broad St. The free Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m. for children 4 and younger, 10:30 a.m. for children 5 to 7, and 11:30 a.m. for children 8 to 12. The event will include carnival games with prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy.
Breakfast, craft fair fundraiser set
The Brookridge Helping Hands will host a fundraiser breakfast and craft fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 11, and free for 4 and younger. There will be vendors with crafts and baked goods, a silent auction and raffle. No admission cost to just shop.
There is no matinee performance today of Peter Pan at Springstead Theater, only the 7:30 p.m. show. Friday's Hernando Times included incorrect information.
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 11298's Fly In/Drive In: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., chapter's hangar, Hernando County Airport, 2475 S Broad St., south of Brooksville. (352) 428-1253 or (352) 428-3804.
Latin American Civic and Cultural Association hosts "Oldies but Goodies" Fabulous Decades of the '50s and '60s: 8 p.m.-midnight, SNPJ/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. (352) 688-0763.
Li'l Abner continues: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18 for adults, $9 for students. (352) 683-5113.
Hernando Performing Arts series concludes with Mark & Clark Show: 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $25. (352) 799-5577.
Peter Pan musical at Springstead: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $10 for adults, $6 for students. Continues through Monday. springstead theatre.com or (352) 476-9086.