Crash on U.S. 98 Leaves motorist critically hurt
A 43-year-old man was critically injured in a Monday morning collision on U.S. 98. Ryan P. Holewinski of Webster was driving his 1990 Ford pickup south on U.S. 98 about 7 a.m. when another truck from Janmar Road pulled out in front of him, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The collision sent Holewinski's truck spinning and overturning, and he was ejected from the truck because he was not wearing a seat belt, the FHP said. Holewinski was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the 2008 Ford pickup from Janmar Road, Diana G. Tumlinson, 20, of Dade City, was taken to Pasco Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of a third vehicle, Tammy L. Fields, 36, of Dade City, who swerved off U.S. 98 to avoid the collision, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The FHP is investigating the crash and has not yet determined who was at fault.
Driver tried to hide record, report says
Authorities say a Zephyrhills man tried to hide his history of nine driver's license suspensions since 2006 by giving his brother's name when he was pulled over. Instead, he was arrested on charges of driving without a license and giving a false name to an officer. Larry C. Kreuser, 52, was stopped Sunday in his GMC pickup at Center Street and Island Avenue in Dade City. When a deputy from the Sheriff's Office came over, Kreuser identified himself as La Verne Kreuser and gave a birth date from 1955, the sheriff's report said. When the computer database indicated that that information was incorrect, Larry Kreuser gave his correct name and year of birth. According to the report, Kreuser admitted giving his brother's name in the hopes of avoiding trouble. He was also arrested on a warrant from Marion County and taken to the Land O'Lakes jail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
4 minors, 1 adult arrested in bar raid
New Port Richey police have received 59 calls so far this year from T.J.'s Billiards at 6431 U.S. 19, reporting complaints ranging from shots fired to a stabbing to drug use. So on Friday, New Port Richey police officers and agents from the State Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco raided the bar, making five alcohol-related arrests. Four minors were arrested on charges of possessing alcohol underage and were released to their parents. One adult, Jonathan Hernandez, 23, was charged with serving alcohol to a minor. The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco also investigated the business and fined it $8,000 for various violations.