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SUV sought after Port Richey woman is struck in hit-and-run


Officials looking for SUV involved in hit-run

Authorities are still searching for a sport-utility vehicle that hit a 44-year-old woman Saturday night and kept on driving.

Tammy B. Nunn of Port Richey was hit at 11:18 p.m. as she crossed U.S. 19 near Westwood Drive in Holiday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Nunn was taken to Tampa General Hospital by helicopter. Sgt. Larry Kraus said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Kraus said witnesses were not able to get a license plate number of the vehicle, and the description of the SUV is "vague."

The highway patrol is asking anyone with information to call (352) 521-3888, ext. 191.


Woman accused of DUI, child neglect

A 39-year-old woman who was driving an 11-year-old child to school Monday morning is accused of driving impaired and crashing into another car and a fence, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The child, who was in the passenger's seat, was not injured.

Lena K. Maki was driving to Chasco Elementary School about 9:30 a.m. Monday when the accident happened. After hitting the car, Maki tried to leave the scene and ran over a curb and backed into a fence at the school at 7906 Ridge Road, the FHP said. Another car parked in front of hers, so Maki could not try to drive away again, the report states.

Maki could not stand on her own and urinated in her pants, the report states. A trooper believed she was under the influence of controlled substances.

Maki, of 9301 Hunt Club Lane in Port Richey, is charged with DUI with damage to property or person, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and child neglect. She was arrested Monday morning and released from the county jail about 9 that night.


NRA instructor to offer firearms safety classes

A certified instructor with the National Rifle Association will provide three firearms safety classes this month at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center.

Nicholas Di Guiseppi will offer the classes, which range from basic instruction and pistol permit certification to advanced issues of firearms safety.

The courses are:

• Feb. 12: First Steps Pistol, three hours. Upon completion, the participant may apply for a pistol permit with the Florida Department of Agriculture. Cost: $70.

• Feb. 19: Basic Pistol, eight hours. Cost: $100.

• Feb. 26: Home Safety and Firearms. Cost: $50.

Participants may register online at or by calling the instructor at (727) 804-9516.

SUV sought after Port Richey woman is struck in hit-and-run

02/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 9:41pm]
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