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Crash in Spring Hill McDonald's drive-through results in DUI arrest

Drive-through crash results in DUI arrest

SPRING HILL — After drinking a bottle of liquor and two cans of beer, authorities say, a woman crashed her vehicle into another car waiting in a McDonald's drive-through line.

Susan Lee Hoffman, 50, of Spring Hill was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Monday at the McDonald's at 4166 Mariner Blvd. and charged with DUI with property damage.

Hoffman later told investigators she drank two cans of Bud Ice beer at home before going to a Sweetbay Supermarket, where she bought more alcohol, a report says.

In her car, deputies found four cans of cold Bud Light, a bottle of 99-proof black cherry-flavored liquor, a bottle of 99-proof apple-flavored liquor, an empty bottle of 99-proof watermelon-flavored liquor and an empty bottle of 70-proof Southern Comfort. She admitted to investigators drinking one bottle of liquor.

Hoffman failed several field sobriety tests, authorities say; two breath tests showed her blood-alcohol content was 0.137 and 0.126, respectively.

Sheriff captain's wife hit during bar fight

SPRING HILL — The wife of a Hernando County Sheriff's Office captain was punched in the face, authorities say, when a fight broke out Sunday at Rookies Sports Bar and Grill.

Michael Anthony Giovinazzi, 27, tried to leave the bar with a "beer tube," which is used as a pitcher, a report says. Several of the employees tried to stop him. Giovinazzi, authorities say, became irate and began swinging his fists, striking at least four people.

Michelle Beetz, who is married to sheriff's Capt. Billy Beetz, is an employee at Rookies, 3095 Anderson Snow Road. She was among the alleged victims.

Giovinazzi, of Weeki Wachee, was arrested on four counts of battery. He told investigators the employees attacked him, and he was defending himself. Giovinazzi's father, 46-year-old Michael Giovinazzi Sr., also of Weeki Wachee, allegedly attacked someone who was trying to restrain his son. He was also arrested on a charge of battery.

Crash in Spring Hill McDonald's drive-through results in DUI arrest 12/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:56pm]
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