DUI suspect had five times legal limit CLEARWATER – Clearwater Police arrested a Largo man on June 2 for a DUI shortly after noon in the 900 block of Cleveland Street, according to a police report. The suspect’s blood alcohol content was nearly five times the legal limit, registering at 0.394 and 0.395. Police found him asleep behind the wheel and was taken to Morton Plant Hospital to be medically checked out, due to his extremely high intoxication level. Police say the suspect told officers he thought he was bass fishing at Eagle Lake Park. Henry Trevino, 48, was charged with DUI and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail where he was being held on a $500 bond.
Salagaras is employee of the month CLEARWATER – Clearwater Fire and Rescue congratulates Lt. Steve Salagaras for being selected as Clearwater’s Employee of the Month. Salagaras was nominated for his efforts in coordinating and putting on the Prom Promise program to Clearwater’s two high schools. In recognition of his receiving this prestigious award, he will receive a day off with pay, an engraved desk clock, and have his name placed on a plaque that hangs in City Hall.
Williams earns mentor award CLEARWATER – Clearwater Fire and Rescue Lt. Larry Williams of Station 50 in Countryside was honored on June 2 as the recipient of the city’s Motivational Mentor Award. Williams is frequently lending a hand as a mentor and leader to other personnel at the fire department. Since the first of the year, two driver-operators requested and were granted a temporary assignment to Station 50 to work under Williams. He is viewed by his peers as tactically sound, well-rounded and well-respected. He has been with the fire department for 18 years.
Kids learn about stranger danger CLEARWATER – Clearwater police officers recently visited Palmetto Park Apartments to teach children about stranger danger. Officer Selena Hyppolite talked to more than a dozen children about how to handle themselves when they encounter strangers, and then the kids got to go outside and tour the command bus and take turns sitting in police cruisers. The children got a chance to sound the different sirens on the cars and otherwise got an inside peek at their police department.
Citations issued CLEARWATER – Clearwater Police recently conducted a dual operation that targeted school zones throughout the city and construction zones on U.S. 19 between Sunset Point Road and Countryside Boulevard. On May 28, police issued the following citations:
• 43 speeding citations on U.S. 19
• 19 speeding citations in school zones
• 10 moving citations
• Five non-moving citations
• Two criminal citations
• The highest speed recorded on U.S. 19 was 78 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone.