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Port Richey man accused of drunken driving, causing two crashes

PORT RICHEY

Another DUI charge added to record

A 39-year-old man is accused of causing two crashes while he was driving drunk.

Shawn M. Kolling was charged Monday with DUI causing serious bodily injury, DUI and driving with a suspended license, after authorities received test results showing Kolling was intoxicated during two Feb. 27 crashes.

Authorities say Kolling rear-ended a car stopped at a red light on U.S. 19 at Scenic Drive and fled the scene, heading south on U.S. 19. Kolling then made a U-turn at Stone Road and drove into the path of a car headed northbound on U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The occupants of that car — an adult driver and two young children — were all injured, FHP states.

Kolling's blood-alcohol level was between 0.199 and 0.231, a report states, which is higher than the level of 0.08 at which the state presumes impairment. Kolling, of 11131 Zimmerman Road in Port Richey, has been incarcerated in the Pasco jail since May 21 on multiple counts of failing to appear in court on other DUI-related charges. He's being held without bail.

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