A Seminole man faces a charge of DUI after the Florida Highway Patrol claims he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 275 for nearly eight miles in St. Petersburg early Monday morning.
According to troopers, the 26-year-old was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway around 4 a.m. and made it about eight miles without crashing before he was pulled over by St. Petersburg Police.
The man was eventually pulled over near Roosevelt Boulevard after he was initially seen driving the wrong direction at the 5th Avenue North exit, troopers said.
He faces charges of DUI and possession of a controlled substance and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail with bail set at $2,500.
When you are charged with DUI, you must take these charges seriously. There are possible defenses to beat these charges, but you need legal help, and the sooner the better. A Tampa Bay DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can review the facts of your case and collect any pertinent evidence to assist with your case. We will also make sure that police followed proper protocols when making your arrest. If any procedural errors did occur, we can work to have the charges against you dropped.