Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Dunedin man accused of hitting Pasco deputy with car

HOLIDAY — A 24-year-old man is accused of hitting one Pasco sheriff's deputy with his car, then nearly hitting another.

Dana Charles Lauber of 629 Richmond Street in Dunedin was pulled over about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when a deputy saw him driving off the road at the northeast corner of U.S. 19 and Mile Stretch Drive.

While the deputy was trying to remove the keys from the ignition of the Dodge Charger, Lauber hit the deputy with his car, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The deputy was not seriously injured.

Then, authorities said, Lauber nearly hit another deputy.

Lauber was arrested after he crashed the car further north on U.S. 19, near Darlington Road.

He is charged with attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing to elude, second degree reckless driving, DUI and two counts of DUI damage to property.

He is being held in Land O'Lakes jail without bail.

Dunedin man accused of hitting Pasco deputy with car 01/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Another suspicious death in Tampa's Seminole Heights


    TAMPA — Police are investigating a suspicious death in southeast Seminole Heights, near the location of two shooting deaths last week.

  2. Duke tops preseason coaches' basketball poll; Gators No. 7


    Duke has been tabbed the preseason No. 1 for the second straight season in the coaches' basketball poll, released Thursday.

    Florida point guard Chris Chiozza launches the shot of last season’s NCAA Tournament, a winning 3
against Wisconsin that put the Gators into the Elite Eight. Chiozza returns to lead a UF team that’s getting its share of preseason attention, including a No. 7 ranking in the coaches’ poll.
  3. Richard Spencer speaks, and Gainesville emerges weary but at peace


    GAINESVILLE — Fists raised, a sea of defiant student protesters at the University of Florida relentlessly shouted down the white nationalist on stage. Richard Spencer paced, irritated, clinging to his chance to talk.

    Protesters scream at supporters of Richard Spencer after his speech at the Phillips Center at the University of Florida.  [Thursday October 19, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  4. Pentagon investigating troubling questions after deadly Niger ambush


    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work.

  5. In the military, trusted officers became alleged assailants in sex crimes


    The Army is grappling with a resurgence of cases in which troops responsible for preventing sexual assault have been accused of rape and related crimes, undercutting the Pentagon's claims that it is making progress against sexual violence in the ranks.