DUI KILLER JOSH BURBANK SPENT 12 HOURS IN JAIL
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – 07/04/2016– A Wesley Chapel man has been charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter following a deadly crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Friday night.
Florida Highway Patrol said that Joshua Eric Burbank, 25, was intoxicated when he drove his Honda Civic into a GMC Sierra truck carrying three people. The collision sent the truck into a rollover where it traveled over the barrier wall and into Tampa Bay.
Florida Highway Patrol said that Joshua Eric Burbank, 25, was intoxicated when he drove his Honda Civic into a GMC Sierra truck carrying three people.
Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and the third was transported to an area hospital where they later died.
The victims were a father, mother, and son: 76-year-old Robert Getter, 73-year-old Karen Getter, and 52-year-old Samuel Getter.
In addition to the three counts of DUI manslaughter, Burbank was also charged with one count of DUI property damage and careless driving. He suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene. ...MORE
DUI Wolf Pack Results in 13 DUI arrests in Pinellas County
Pinellas County deputies along with various local law enforcement agencies conducted the county-wide DUI Wolf Pack from Friday, July 1, 2016, through Saturday, July 2, 2016.
The DUI Wolf Pack was conducted throughout Pinellas County.
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and deaths, Pinellas County in conjunction with multiple Pinellas County Police agencies conducted a DUI Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County overnight.
The results are as follows:
4 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor)
7 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
1 Possession Drug Paraphernalia
4 Fleeing and Eluding (Motorcycle)
5 Misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended and/or revoked with Knowledge
2 DWLS/R (Felony)
2 Felony Burglary/Battery
1 Leaving Scene of a Crash with Injury (Felony)
1 Obstruction of Justice
Total Charges – 40
12 Driving while License Suspended or Revoked with Knowledge
61 Citations for other moving and non-moving violations
Total Citations – 97
The operation was part of the Sheriff’s Office on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of a Wolf Pack is to educate drivers and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting DUI Wolf Packs continuously throughout the year.