Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Report: New Port Richey woman told deputy she was high, tried to drive with kids

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 43-year-old woman was arrested Monday after, reports say, she admitted to being high then got in her car with two children and tried to drive away — all in front of a deputy.

The deputy was at Gina Marie Rossel's home with child protective investigators who were looking into an allegation of child abuse, a Pasco sheriff's report states.

The deputy smelled marijuana and wrote that Rossel was forthcoming and said she'd smoked pot in the last hour and a half. The deputy went outside to speak with investigators then watched as Rossel walked out of the home and got into her car with two children. The report does not specify her relationship to them.

Rossel pulled out of the driveway of 7832 Cayuga Drive and turned onto the street where the deputy quickly flagged her down, the report states.

The deputy had Rossel get out of the car, which she left in the middle of the street with the children inside. She failed a field sobriety test, the report states.

The deputy arrested Rossel on charges of driving under the influence and child neglect.

Rossel remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Report: New Port Richey woman told deputy she was high, tried to drive with kids 06/10/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:10pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Unemployed with a pre-existing condition, Republican David Jolly came to see Obamacare as 'safety net'

    Blogs

    Former Congressman David Jolly, who ran against Obamacare in 2013, said in an interview Monday night that he now considers it a "safety net."

  2. Five children hospitalized after chlorine release at Tampa pool store

    Accidents

    Five children were sickened at a pool store north of Tampa on Monday after a cloud of chlorine was released, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

  3. Deputies find unidentified decomposing body in Dunedin canal

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies found an unidentified male body floating in a Dunedin canal Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.

  4. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  5. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108