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Largo Man Arrested for DUI after Vehicle Crash in Seminole

Booking photo for Lucas Burton
Booking photo for Lucas Burton

Largo Man Arrested for DUI after Vehicle Crash in Seminole

Posted: October 11, 2015 – 1:15 PM

A Largo man was arrested Saturday night by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.  36 year-old Lucas Alan Burton was arrested after his involvement in a 5 car crash at the intersection of Seminole Blvd and 102nd Avenue.  The 7:23PM crash Saturday night sent two people to the hospital with injuries.

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According to Deputies, Burton had a strong obvious odor of an alcohol beverage with unsteady staggering eyes that were bloodshot, watery, and glassy.  According to the arrest documentation, Burton was unable
to perform field sobriety exercises.  After being read this Miranda warning, he admitted consuming two fireball shots, a shot of whisky, and a couple of beers. In addition, he also admitted to taking multiple medications including Soma, Vicodin, Topamax, Gabapentin,
Paxil and Vyvanse, along with smoking marijuana.

According to the complaint, Burton has been living in Florida for the past eight years and never obtained a Florida driver’s license or Florida license plate.  He has been charged with 3 counts of DUI with property damage, 2 counts of DUI with injury, and failing to register his vehicle and obtain a Florida Driver’s License.

Burton is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $5,500 bail.  Documentation indicates this is not a first time offense. Appears that Burton had a DUI conviction in January 2013.

No information is available on the hospitalized subjects but their injuries were deemed to be non-life threatening.


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