State troopers and Hillsborough County deputies combined efforts yet again to stop a wrong-way driver, this time early Wednesday on the Veterans Expressway. Maria Bolivar, 31, of Oldsmar faces a misdemeanor charge of DUI and was cited for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway. About 1:22 a.m., troopers received reports from deputies that a car was driving north in the southbound lanes near Gunn Highway. A trooper in the area pulled to the shoulder near Mile Marker 16, where he soon saw the 2012 Nissan SUV. Bolivar was "extremely intoxicated and disoriented," the patrol reported. She refused to take a breath test and was still being held in jail Wednesday on $500 bail.
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Brantley to receive mental health help
A federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for the ex-girlfriend of cop killer Dontae Morris to receive mental health treatment through Pretrial Services while she is free on bail as her case is appealed. Details of Cortnee Brantley's condition were not made public. Brantley, 26, was convicted in 2013 of helping to hide that Morris was a felon with a loaded gun when he killed two Tampa police officers in 2010.