WWOJ 99.1 shared Venus Volunteer Fire Department Station 45's post.
3 weeks ago
You just never know....7:04am on Labor Day Monday I get called at home by a community member regarding an apparent vehicle accident at the Venus United Methodist Church, 962 CR731 - white vehicle into a light pole along the cemetery driveway. I arrived to find, indeed, a vehicle had driven from Old SR8 straight across CR731, traveled across the Church parking area, and hit the only light pole located at the south end of the lot, alongside the cemetery driveway. The lone occupant/operator (not from the local area) was out of the vehicle and denied any injury. Upon investigation by HCSO and FHP on scene the driver was deemed to be impaired and was arrested for DUI (all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law). The pole was snapped and will be replaced by Glades Electric, who arrived on scene and secured the live wire. The vehicle was removed by one of our local towing companies.
Please be an alert and aware driver. Who would expect an out-of-control vehicle allegedly operated by an impaired driver at 7am on a Holiday morning on a quiet rural road.
Had a vehicle been on CR731 at the wrong time this could have had a different outcome.
Please drive safely! We have some rain coming on this Monday afternoon, when holiday traffic is expected to increase in volume.
The irony and the lesson from this morning is this: if you drive while impaired, as a result of your decision making, either you (or someone else) may end up in a cemetery permanently. ... See MoreSee Less
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