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13 charged with DUI on holiday night

Pasco police officers charged 13 residents with driving under the influence of alcohol New Year's Eve and early Friday morning.

One of the 13, Keith Michael "Skull" Wagner, 34, was arrested while driving a bicycle. Wagner, 6718 Sierra Terrace, New Port Richey, was riding his bike along Cedar Lane in New Port Richey when a sheriff's deputy stopped him for riding without a bicycle headlight.

Wagner told the deputy he had consumed 12 beers and failed a finger-to-nose sobriety test on three of six attempts, authorities said. Wagner was charged with DUI and was required to post a $250 bond.

The arrests were part of a sweep conducted by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Port Richey and Dade City police departments.

Home buyer's seminar

Thursday in Hudson

A free New Homebuyer's Seminar is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Hudson.

Experienced professionals from Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Florida Suncoast will help prospective home buyers understand and prepare for every step on the road to purchasing a home. Topics include shopping for a home, qualifying for a mortgage, understanding your credit, closing on the loan and home ownership responsibilities.

Completion of a home buyer's seminar will lower the minimum down payment required by the Pasco County SHIP Program. The seminars are sponsored by Pasco County Community Development and a light supper will be served.

For more information, seminar location and to reserve a seat, call (727) 841-9074 in West Pasco or (352) 523-1100 in East Pasco. Upcoming seminars include a Land O'Lakes workshop on Feb. 3; Zephyrhills on March 2; New Port Richey on April 12; and Dade City on May 6.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service is a non-profit community service.