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Wesley Chapel man with suspended license charged with DUI

WESLEY CHAPEL

Driver with no license charged with DUI

A 29-year-old man was charged with DUI and driving with his license suspended or revoked with knowledge, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Keith Richard Hicks, of 13142 Triborough Drive, was pulled over about 11:04 p.m. Thursday for wrongly turning left in front of oncoming traffic at State Road 54 and Curley Road, the report said.

When pulled over in a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, Hicks' breath smelled of alcohol, the report said. His eyes were also bloodshot and his speech was slurred, the report said.

Hicks told a deputy he drank a pitcher of beer at a bar before he got into the car, the report said. Hicks agreed to field sobriety tests, but stopped after he failed to maintain his balance and swore at a deputy, the report said.

After he was arrested on a DUI charge, Hicks refused a breath test, the report said.

Hicks has had his license suspended 12 times since 2001 for unpaid traffic fines, the report said. A small bag of marijuana was also found in his vehicle, the report said.

Hicks is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

BAYONET POINT

Thief leaves wallet in stolen cart, cops say

The golf cart thief left behind his wallet, credit cards, Powerball ticket and one sandal.

Authorities determined the shoe fit when the man called asking for his wallet back — though he denied stealing the cart, along with a bag of clubs, from the Beacon Woods Golf Course in the wee hours Tuesday.

Alvin R. Payton, an unemployed 37-year-old from Hudson, was arrested on charges of burglary and two counts of grand theft Thursday.

He is being held at the county jail in lieu of $4,500 bail.

PORT RICHEY

Cashier accused of stealing while working

A Wal-Mart cashier was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing money from registers while she was on the clock, according to the Port Richey Police Department.

Marsha L. Coleman, a 33‑year‑old from Hudson, pilfered about $400 from various registers at a Wal-Mart in Port Richey during the past three months, police said. She was charged with grand theft and released that same day from the county jail on $2,000 bail.

Camille C. Spencer and Erin Sullivan, Times staff writers

Wesley Chapel man with suspended license charged with DUI 04/03/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 3, 2009 7:29pm]
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