Tampa man charged with DUI after crash with motor scooter

TAMPA, Fla. — A motor scooter driver is in vital issue soon after an early-morning crash on Thursday, and the other driver involved is facing DUI fees, Florida Freeway Patrol troopers explained.

Troopers explained the scooter, a Wolf motor scooter, and a Toyota Camry had been in the inside of eastbound lane of SR-574, east of Coconut Palm Push, when the crash happened shortly just after 3 a.m.

The Camry driver, a 31-12 months-previous Tampa gentleman, was “promptly overtaking” the scooter when he “braked intensely” but unsuccessful to gradual down powering the scooter, troopers claimed.

The driver veered to the appropriate in an try to steer clear of a collision but the front remaining of the Camry strike the again of the scooter, in accordance to FHP.

The scooter driver, a 35-12 months-aged gentleman from Brandon, was ejected from the scooter and arrived to a ultimate rest on the road. He was taken to a Tampa Basic in which he is at the moment in crucial ailment.

Put up affect, the scooter crossed the median and came to a last rest blocking the westbound inside lane of SR-574. The Camry was driven to a controlled halt in the remaining change lane to Sabal Park Generate.

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Troopers explained the driver of the Camry, determined as Devin Robert Oder, was arrested and taken to the Hillsborough County Jail just after he refused a breath take a look at. Troopers said, “Oder was charged with DUI Really serious Personal injury, DUI Property Hurt, DUI 3rd in 10 Decades, and Refusing a Breath Exam.”