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No DUI charges expected in Hernando overpass truck crash

The dump truck driver who smashed his rig into an overpass at Interstate 75 and State Road 50 last week will likely not be charged in the incident, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

Tampabay.com is reporting that FHP has nearly wrapped up its investigation of the crash involving a Brooksville man who said that the bed of his truck inexplicably started to rise as he passed under the overpass causing him to hit the first and second outside concrete beams that support the I-75 overpass. FHP is still waiting for a report from the state Motor Carrier Compliance Office on the truck’s most recent inspection but they have already determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he was driving the truck. No one was injured in the the accident.

The Florida Department of Transportation worked quickly to repair the damage to the bridge as more than 40,000 drivers use I-75 at that site each day, while another 19,000 travel along SR 50.


Questions about this post can be directed to Brooksville Criminal Defense Attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC at 866-608-5529.

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