NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (FOX 13) - A wrong-way driver crashed his car along Interstate 75 in Pasco County, troopers said. They said the man was intoxicated with a blood alcohol level that was four times the legal limit.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said 27-year-old Chaise Michael Dunn was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Pasco County. Just after midnight, a second driver, a 19-year-old female, was traveling south in the southbound lanes when she noticed Dunn’s vehicle heading toward her.
She drove her 2008 Mercedes Milan into the center median to avoid a collision and ended up colliding with a guardrail. Investigators said she had no injuries and was wearing a seatbelt.
Dunn continued traveling in the wrong direction in his 2015 Volkswagen Passat, troopers said. They said as another vehicle approached him, he steered his vehicle into the concrete barrier wall. After the collision, Dunn tried to run away from the crash scene, according to FHP.
Pasco County deputies arrived on scene and arrested him. Troopers also arrived and arrested Dunn for leaving the scene of a crash, driving in the wrong direction and DUI. They said his blood alcohol level was 0.341 following his arrest. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.