Man arrested in sex abuse of teen relative

Man arrested in sex abuse of teen relative

ZEPHYRHILLS — After passing out from drinking in a family member's house in Zephyrhills, Scott Lee Driggers, 43, woke and went into a 16-year-old relative's bedroom, sexually abused and attempted to rape her, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

At first the girl thought it might be her boyfriend, but when she realized who was in her bed and what was happening, she screamed for her family to help her. Driggers then became involved in a "verbal dispute" the with girl's parents and told them, "If she would have just let me (have sex with her) we wouldn't be here right now." Driggers is charged with attempted sexual battery and is being held in the county jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Woman in crash faces DUI charges

HUDSON — Just before 10 p.m. Friday, a woman driving on Hudson Avenue while high on pain medication looked down at her cell phone, veered onto the other lane of traffic and plowed into another car, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Holly H. Sottile, 28, of Port Richey, was driving Westbound in a 2001 Chevrolet sedan and crashed into an Eastbound 1996 Chevrolet coupe driven by Honi Lee Ann Carter, 27, of Spring Hill, authorities said. Carter was trapped in her car and, once freed by rescue teams, flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with serious injuries.

Sottile had minor injuries and was transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.

She was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury and taken to the Pasco County jail. She is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Man arrested in sex abuse of teen relative 09/27/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 29, 2008 3:43pm]

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