Alcohol suspected as man under house arrest fatally hits trees in Thonotosassa

THONOTOSASSA — A 49-year-old man under house arrest for driving under the influence died early Monday after he crashed into a tree, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Alcohol is suspected in the crash.

Elmer Hughie Monroe III was westbound on Fort King Boulevard about 2:15 a.m. when he lost control of his pickup at a curve and struck an oak and a large magnolia. He died at the scene, deputies said.

Monroe was under house arrest and wore an ankle monitor for previous DUI convictions, deputies said.

Alcohol suspected as man under house arrest fatally hits trees in Thonotosassa 08/15/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2011 12:30pm]

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