Police: DUI driver causes wrong-way crash on Dale Mabry Highway

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities say a man was driving under the influence on Dale Mabry Highway and caused a wrong-way crash that sent one person to the hospital.

The accident happened near the intersection of North Dale Mabry Highway and Hillsborough Avenue around 3 a.m. Monday.

Tampa police said 47-year-old Juan Valentin Ramirez-Checo was driving the wrong way when he hit another vehicle.

One person was rushed to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Ramirez-Checo remained at the scene to speak with investigators. He was later arrested for DUI with personal injury.

Further information was not available.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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