Habitual Drunk Driver Busted Again, After Repeatedly Bumping Car
SPRING HILL – While on routine patrol Wednesday, Trooper Brandon Hoaglan was dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Osowaw Blvd and U.S. 19.
According to an arrest affidavit, Trooper Hoaglan arrived at the scene and located two vehicles parked behind the AT&T Mobile Phone Store. Trooper Hoaglan observed the driver of a Dodge Caravan, 41-year-old Jason Arthur Nelson, swaying back and forth and appeared to be intoxicated.
Trooper Hoaglan spoke with Sheriff’s Deputy, Lance Origon, who was first on the scene, and he said Nelson’s van was up against the rear of the victim’s Kia Sportage, when he arrived.
According to the victim, Dawn Collins, while she was waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection, when Nelson began bumping her vehicle from behind. Collins says she looked in the mirror and noticed Nelson laughing while he continuously collided with the rear of her vehicle. When she noticed Nelson trying to leave the scene, she refused to move her vehicle, blocking him until law enforcement could arrive.
There was no damage to Collins car, because the spare tire attached to the rear of her vehicle absorbed the impact. Nelson’s Caravan had obvious damage to the hood of the vehicle
During the investigation, Trooper Hoaglan observed Nelson to have slurred speech, blood shot eyes and even urinated himself during the interview. Nelson refused to participate in field sobriety exercises and was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
During the booking process, Nelson refused to submit a breath test.
Nelson is charged with DUI (4th offense), Refusal to Submit DUI Test, DUI with Property Damage, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Driving on a Suspended License.
Nelson is currently free on $17,000 bond.
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