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Off-duty deputy charged with DUI after wreck

DUNEDIN

OFF-DUTY DEPUTY CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER WRECK

A Pinellas County sheriff's deputy was arrested on a drunken driving charge after authorities say he crashed his car early Tuesday. Deputy Wade Nordby, 41, was off duty when he crashed his personal vehicle about 2:20 a.m. near Alt. U.S. 19 and Duchess Boulevard, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marianne Pasha. Nordby hit a concrete barrier set up along northbound Alt. U.S. 19 near construction, officials said. A passenger sustained minor injuries, officials said. Nordby's blood alcohol level tested as high as 0.166, the according to the affidavit. In Florida, a driver is presumed to be impaired at a blood-alcohol level of 0.08. Nordby was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and released after posting $250 bail, records show.

TAMPA

Man is sought in video store holdup

Deputies are searching for a man they say took a Valentine's Day trip to Blockbuster Video that ended in a robbery. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office got an arrest warrant for William Henry Welland Jr. on Monday. Welland is accused of walking into Blockbuster at 7717 W Hillsborough Ave. just before midnight on Feb. 14 and browsing. Deputies say he eventually walked up to the register, showed the clerks a gun and demanded money and their personal items. He took their belongings, money from the register and several movies, the Sheriff's Office said. Welland, 27, is white, 6 feet 3 and 212 pounds with short brown hair, blue eyes and multiple tattoos. He has a cross tattooed on his neck with the letters A, D and R, a tribal band on his right arm, "thug" on his right forearm, "life" on his left forearm and a scar on his forehead. Anyone with information can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 843-8477.

TAMPA

Man's dentistry was unlicensed

Detectives are looking for anyone who has ever been treated by a man they say admitted Tuesday to practicing dentistry without a license for a decade. Timothy Isom Gurley, 40, of Tampa was a certified dental assistant in his father Max Gurley's practice at 12425 N Florida Ave., said Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "To our understanding, he was pulling teeth and performing surgeries and he was not licensed to do that," Carter said. Max Gurley, a licensed dentist, has not been charged. Anyone who was treated by Timothy Isom Gurley can call the Department of Health Unlicensed Activity investigator at (813) 873-4794.

ST. PETERSBURG

College settles with ex-president

Hoping to end months of discord over the pay package for its former president, St. Petersburg College trustees voted Tuesday to pay Carl Kuttler $339,501, about half of what he requested. Kuttler, who retired Dec. 31 from the post he had held since 1978, sought $679,765. But after a labor employment law firm reviewed the request, it concluded that state law allowed Kuttler only 720 hours of sick time. He wanted 2,912 hours.

Off-duty deputy charged with DUI after wreck 02/23/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:53pm]
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