Tampa Police Officers Charge Driver in Pedestrian Fatality with DUI

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5/12/2014 1:30 AM

N. 15th Street / E. 26th Avenue

Victim Info:
Leroy Woods Jr., 02/13/74, 2634 East 28th Avenue, Tampa

Suspect Arrested:
Paul Kent Clark, 11/14/60, 1504 East Ford Street, Tampa

Vehicle Info:
1994 Dodge Ram Pick-up

The suspect was traveling northbound on North 15th Street approaching East 26th Avenue at approximately 1:30 a.m. on May 12. The driver did not see the pedestrian victim walking eastbound into the intersection and he struck the victim with his Dodge Ram truck. The victim suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital. DUI Officers arrived on scene to investigate the crash seeing that the driver appeared to be impaired. After a thorough investigation, officers determined that the suspect was driving under the influence. He was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

Janelle McGregor