The vanity plates on his two Mercedes read "SKN STAR" and "DR DB." He gave himself the title "Dr." on his business cards for his International Health and Skin Care Institute of Tampa Bay, authorities said. Then on Wednesday, 41-year-old David Anthony Beaudrie - not a doctor, officials say - was about to inject an undercover Pinellas County sheriff's deputy with what was supposed to be collagen before she identified herself and stopped him. The syringe was sent to a lab for testing, said sheriff's Sgt. Jim Bordner. Beaudrie of 12820 Killarney Court in Odessa went to the Pinellas County Jail, charged with one count each of practicing medicine without a license and fraud. "We don't know what he injected in them," Bordner said of Beaudrie's patients. Beaudrie was arrested Thursday afternoon after a three-month investigation of his Safety Harbor business, International Health and Skin Care of Tampa Bay, at 2753 State Road 580 in Clearwater. The business also operates from a Hillsborough County location at 1413 S Howard Ave., Suite 207 in Tampa, according to Pinellas officials. Beaudrie was released from jail after posting $10,000 bail.
Officers say teen'svehicle hit pedestrian
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian Thursday on Otis Allen Road. From her home, Michelle Vasquez said she could hear two trucks speeding. "Then I heard that loud bang." She said she saw two trucks driving side by side on the two-lane road — going well over the 45 mph speed limit. What she heard was someone shouting to another person: "I think I just hit a person!" Wayne W. Wood, 48, of 8046 Opal Lane, Zephyrhills, was pronounced dead on the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol said he was hit by a 2004 GMC Sierra driven by Justin Collura, 18, of 7840 Shannon Lane, Zephyrhills.
Man leads chasethrough 3 counties
A Floral City man who was due in court Friday led authorities on a chase through three counties before he wrecked a stolen lawn service truck. The chase began in Inverness where sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 8:22 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle stuck in the dirt, reports state. At the scene, deputies began to question Jeffrey Scott Bush Jr., who suddenly ran off. That was the start of the nearly hourlong pursuit through Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties, involving dozens of deputies, a helicopter and punctured tires — which caused Bush to crash at Lake Lindsey Road and Snow Memorial Highway.
Judge to rule on Couey's statements
John Couey, the convicted sex offender charged in the death of Jessica Lunsford, will appear in court Dec. 19. Circuit Judge Ric Howard is weighing a number of motions, most important whether to allow some recently discovered incriminating statements Couey made to Orlando investigators.
BROOKSVILLE: Three Hernando schools were locked down for 45 minutes on Friday. Hernando deputies responded to the report of a burglary on Vicki Lane, which is near Pine Grove Elementary, West Hernando Middle and Central High School.