Tampa Police Arrest Wrong Way Driver on I-275

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Traffic Stop
 
Incident Date: 10/26/2014 3:13:00 AM

Location: I275 southbound quarter mile north of Howard Ave exit

Suspect Arrested: Carrasquillo, Josean - 2-11-1989 -  9924 Balaye Run Dr #301 Tampa, Fl

Details: A Tampa Police officer was travelling southbound on I275 in his marked police unit at 3:13 this morning.  A quarter mile north of the Howard Ave exit, the officer observed the defendant driving his vehicle northbound in the southbound lanes of I275. The officer swerved his marked police vehicle to avoided a collision with the defendant and then conducted a traffic stop on the defendant.  A DUI unit responded to the scene and observed the defendant to have slurred speech, red eyes and smelled of alcohol.  Sobriety tests were administered and the defendant subsequently  was arrested for DUI.  He blew a .165 and a .159.  No injuries were sustained and there were no vehicular crashes as a result of this wrong way driver.