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Dade City man on probation in fatal DUI arrested in Tampa on drunken driving charge

TAMPA — A Dade City man on probation for a 2006 DUI manslaughter conviction was arrested early Saturday morning on a drunken driving charge, according to Tampa police.

Lamon Eugene Allen, 37, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 after he was arrested just before 1 a.m., jail records show. Officers had pulled him over in the area of 33rd Avenue and N 29th Street after seeing him driving without a seat belt in a 1993 Oldsmobile, according to an arrest report.

Officers said they noticed alcohol on Allen's breath, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and his speech was slurred, the report said. Allen later showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test, the reports shows.

Allen previously served about four years in prison for a 2005 DUI manslaughter charge in Hillsborough County, according to records from the Florida Department of Corrections.

In that case, Allen was driving an Oldsmobile sedan west on State Road 60 near U.S. 301 on Nov. 4 2005 when he turned left into the path of motorcyclist Leroy Anthony Mitchell, 48. Mitchell was ejected from the bike as it slammed into the side of the car. He died at the scene.

Allen's blood alcohol level in that case was 0.11. The level at which the state presumes impairment is 0.08.

Allen was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, according to court records.

He was released in March this year and began serving 10 years of probation, records show.

Allen was booked Saturday into the Hillsborough County Jail and held without bail.

Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this report.

Dade City man on probation in fatal DUI arrested in Tampa on drunken driving charge 10/30/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 7:26am]
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