Lutz man arrested, charged with 4th DUI
When a deputy saw a driver weaving and going off the road in a southbound lane on the Suncoast Parkway on Thursday afternoon, he pulled him over and discovered the man has a lengthy history of traffic offenses.
Carlos Santana, who has three DUI convictions dating to 2003 and whose driver's license has been revoked 15 times, now faces several more charges. Santana, 30, of Lutz told deputies he had consumed a beer and had taken four pills, including oxycodone and methacarbamol, a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report states.
Santana, who had a set of brass knuckles in his pants pocket, refused to take a breath test, the report states. He was arrested on his fourth DUI charge along with three other related charges.
Kidnapping made up, man tells deputies
Karl Pilliroog told deputies that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint, taken to Pasco County, and beaten up.
Later, authorities said, he admitted he had fabricated the story to cover up a drug deal that had gone bad.
Pilliroog, 21, of Hudson told deputies in a sworn statement that he had been abducted.
He later said he had willingly gone to Pasco County to straighten out a situation in which he had taken money from someone but had left without giving the person the prescription pills the person had bought, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.
Pilliroog was arrested on a charge of filing a false police report.
Boy, 14, accused of battering teacher
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after being accused of battering a middle school teacher on Thursday.
The teen, who is not being identified because he is a minor, was disrupting a class at D.S. Parrott Middle School when the teacher told him to move from his seat, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.
The teen refused and instead got up to leave. After telling the teacher, ''I'm not doing anything, b----,'' the teen lowered his left shoulder and bumped into the woman, the report states. The teen, who the report states has had several such incidents this school year, was arrested on a charge of battery on a school employee and placed on home detention by the Department of Juvenile Justice.