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Woman arrested in Davis Island hit-and-run crash

Residents of Florida are no strangers to the accidents caused due to driving under influence of alcohol. In a recent incident, a 34-year-old Tampa woman has been arrested in connection with a hit and run crash by the Tampa police when her vehicle hit a pedestrian that left a man with serious physical injuries.

According to police, the woman was driving northbound on East Davis Boulevard when she struck a man who was passing the street. She drove around the victim and left the scene of crash. A witness chased the vehicle until it stopped at 17th Street and Nebraska Avenue. The witness was able to share with the officers the woman's tag number. The man was rushed to nearby General Hospital for treatment.

According to police reports, the woman was intoxicated while driving. Tests show her blood alcohol levels were found to be more than 0.15. This was above the permissible limit under Florida law, that is, 0.08 BAC

The woman has been put under arrest and charged with driving under the influence, DIU with serious bodily injury and fleeing from the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury. The court set a bail of $10,000 for her release.

Drunk driving has been a major concern for residents of Florida. Many initiatives to educate people on drunk driving take place regularly. Also, strict laws against driving while intoxicated are in plac. But still there are many accidents due to drunk driving.

A person may receive serious injuries due to the actions of a drunk driver. The victim may have to take medical treatment or may need rehabilitation. The person may also have to face financial hardships, as the person may not be able to work and may have to have continuous medical help.

The injured person may file a claim for compensation against the accused. Compensation may be claimed for loss of wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation. The victim may choose to get the advice of a legal professional in these cases. The professional may advise the person on filing a claim and also help in proving the negligence of the accused driver.

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