80.9 F
Leesburg
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Home Florida News Hillsborough Deputy Flees Scene of One Accident, Causes Another

Hillsborough Deputy Flees Scene of One Accident, Causes Another

- Advertisement -

LARGO, Fla – A suspect in a crash under investigation by the Largo Police Department reportedly caused another accident as it fled the scene of the first the night of October 29.

James Gerard Paes, 39 of Lithia, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he was involved in an accident in Largo. Paes reportedly was speeding as he traveled southbound on 131st Street North approaching 102nd Avenue North. He was unable to maintain control of his vehicle, a 2017 Nissan Titan, as he overtook another vehicle. Paes’ left front bumper connected with the left rear of the other vehicle, a 1998 Dodge Durango. After this impact, Paes continued southbound on 131st Street briefly.

Paes then collided with the rear of another vehicle, a 2007 Chevy Silverado. The impact caused the Silverado to go off the road, entering the shoulder and finally overturning. Paes’ vehicle continued to the east shoulder, where it collided with a fence at 10206 130th Way North, a property owned by James Boeggeman. When the vehicle came to a stop, Paes exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

- Advertisement -

Paes was soon detained by members of the Largo Police Department and transported to Bayfront Medical Center for care of minor injuries sustained in the collisions. He was then arrested upon his release by members of the Florida Highway Patrol for careless driving and leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries. FHP then delivered Paes to the Pinellas County Jail, where he was booked by Largo Police for the initial crash and by FHP for the second crash. Additional charges by the FHP for driving under the influence are pending.

The driver of the first vehicle Paes hit, 27 year old John Dietrich of Seminole, and his passengers, 34 year old Jeffrey Meier and a 10 year old child, were reportedly uninjured.

Jonathan Specht, 40 of St Petersburg, the driver of the second vehicle Paes collided with, was reported to be in serious condition at Bayfront Medical Center.

- Advertisement -

James Gerard Paes is reportedly a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Destinee Amberhttp://lifewithkyle2.blogspot.com
Hey all! I am a writer and artist by profession, mom to 3 by luck, and aunt to several more for fun. I'm a Eustis resident, living in the Lake County area off and on since 2003. I'm an amateur historian, a decent cook, and my kids tell me my karaoke is on point. Aside from writing for various publications, I'm working on a historical fiction novel and have published several short stories and poems throughout the years. I also run a blog dedicated to our adventures with my special needs son. Check us out on Twitter and Facebook.

Most Popular

Sumter County SPCA Hosts Virtual “Jeopardy-style” Fundrasier

Sumter County Humane Society is hosting its second virtual "Jeopardy-style" quiz show fundraiser.

Drugs, Vehicles, & Over $100k Seized In Lake County Drug Bust

Law enforcement officers seized over $36,000 worth of drugs, multiple vehicles, and over $100,000 in cash during drug bust in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont Woman Offers Deputy “Oral Sex” After Arrest

19-year-old Madison Bryant was charged with bribing a public official after offering oral sex to deputy.

Summerfield Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan is wanted for attempted murder after witnesses say he beat his wife along I-75 Thursday morning, pushing her into oncoming traffic.

Recent Comments