An Armwood High School teacher and coach was arrested for driving drunk, police say. Patrick M. Kelly, who was recently named girls basketball coach at the school, was charged with driving under the influence early Sunday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. A Tampa police officer pulled over Kelly, 32, of Tampa near Azeele Street W and Bungalow Park Avenue S at 1:15 a.m., an arrest report said. He was driving on the wrong side of the divided roadway, the report said. The officer smelled alcohol and noticed that Kelly's speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy. Kelly refused a blood-alcohol test and was arrested. He posted $500 bail and was released from the Orient Road Jail later Sunday.
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Police: Kids found in filthy house
Police were called to a Tampa home over the weekend where they say they found children living in a house full of animal feces and trash. According to arrest reports, Tampa police originally showed up at 117 W Sligh Ave. on a domestic violence call Sunday morning. But at the home of parents Christopher J. Liakos, 23, and Joni A. Jeide, 22, they found children living in unsanitary conditions. Police said the house was full of trash, animal feces and insects. The unspecified number of children were also dirty and covered with insect bites, reports said. Police not only arrested Liakos for battery, but also arrested Jeide, charging both with child neglect. They remained at Orient Road Jail on Sunday night, where Liakos was being held without bail. Jeide had yet to post her $7,500 bail. It was unclear Sunday night where the children were taken.
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Pedestrian struck, killed on Roosevelt
Authorities are investigating an accident late Saturday night that killed a pedestrian. The man was struck and killed as he tried to cross Roosevelt Boulevard at 59th Street N before 11 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. FHP identified the victim as Alberto Carlos Hernandez, 38, of Clearwater. The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian stopped at the scene, the report said. No charges have been filed, though the accident remains under investigation. The fatality was the second along that stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard in a month. On Aug. 20, a male pedestrian was struck and killed along Roosevelt near Waverly Street.