Pinellas County Car Crash
In a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 275 on Wednesday, a St. Petersburg man, 29, is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and driving without a valid driver’s license. There was also a trooper involved in the crash. During a traffic stop on I-275 northbound near the 54th Avenue North exit, the Florida Highway Patrol vehicle was parked on the shoulder. The 29-year-old man lost control of his vehicle at this point, causing it to crash into the back of a vehicle traveling in the center lane, authorities said. This caused the vehicle in the center lane to spin a number of times, police said. After continuing in the right lane, the 29-year-old collided with a pickup truck from the side.