NEW PORT RICHEY — The deputy saw sparks and smoke coming from Kevin Blazer's Lexus just after 1 a.m. Wednesday and pulled the car over on Little Road near Trouble Creek Road. The driver was so intoxicated, the Pasco sheriff's deputy later wrote in a report, he didn't realize he had been driving with his left front tire missing.
Blazer, a 34-year-old college student, was arrested and charged with DUI. His blood alcohol level was between 0.129 and 0.131, according to the Sheriff's Office. The state presumes impairment at 0.08.
Blazer, of 4039 Vista Verde Drive in New Port Richey, was released from the Pasco Jail on Wednesday.