CLEARWATER – A Clearwater woman remains in the Pinellas County Jail on $50,000 bond Monday night, charged with DUI manslaughter in connection with an April 13 fatality crash at Missouri Avenue and Belleair Road.
The crash occurred at 9:37 p.m. Michael B. Ballard, 24, of Clearwater died from his injuries just after 10 p.m. at Morton Plant Hospital. Clearwater police said he was wearing a helmet.
According to the police report, just before the crash Casandra Renita Hafford, 47, had been driving a 2001 Buick Century on Missouri Avenue. She then turned east at the intersection of Belleair Road in front of Ballard, who was traveling northbound on Missouri Avenue on a 2007 Kawasaki.
Police said Hafford exhibited signs of impairment at the scene and admitted she had been drinking alcohol before the crash. The intersection was closed for about three hours as traffic homicide crews conducted their investigation.