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Woman in Dade City crash pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter

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woman pleads guilty to dui manslaughter

A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to DUI manslaughter and DUI-related charges for a 2007 crash that killed one person and injured six others. Heather Dison, 35, of St. Petersburg will be sentenced Dec. 22. She faces up to 20 years in prison. The Florida Highway Patrol says that at 2:35 a.m. on June 16, 2007, Dison was driving a 2006 GMC pickup north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 301 in Dade City. A southbound 1979 Cadillac coupe, driven by Jason Hamilton, 23, of Dade City collided head-on with Dison's pickup. Another southbound vehicle, a 1994 Buick sedan, driven by Cedric Washington, 27, of Dade City, swerved to avoid the wreck, hit a pole and overturned. Hamilton died at the scene. A passenger in Hamilton's vehicle, Washington and four passengers from his vehicle were injured. Dison was arrested four months later after a toxicology report showed her blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.157. Florida law presumes impairment at a level of 0.08.

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Grant to help deaf, hearing impaired

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida Inc. has been awarded a $28,000 grant to help workers and job seekers who are deaf and hard of hearing. The project is funded by the Able Trust, also known as the Florida Governor's Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities. The grant will assist deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in Pasco and Hernando counties. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida will focus on three areas: providing job site support for workers with hearing loss; helping those seeking employment; and offering classes at the workplace for people with hearing impairments and their co-workers to enhance effective communication. For information call Jennifer Hess at (727) 853-1010 or toll-free at 1-866-685-9477.

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Thanksgiving Day turkey feast set

Anyone who could use a meal this Thanksgiving is invited to the ACTS Community Resource Center, which is hosting a free turkey feast from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The ACTS Community Resource Center, located at 12515 U.S. 19, is hosting the meal with Luke Brothers Landscape Services. For information, call (727) 271-1214. For a list of other Thanksgiving dinners, see Page 3.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Woman in Dade City crash pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter 11/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:52pm]
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