M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Deputy Erin Nestor (Minor Injuries)
Hire Date: 05/20/2013
Vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

John Clark (Driver – Non-Life Threatening Injuries)
DOB: 10/11/1948
Address: 7349 Ulmerton Road #1319, Largo
Vehicle: 2004 Oldmobile Bravada
Arrested for driving under the influence.

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) have responded to a deputy-involved crash in unincorporated Largo

When:
The crash occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Where:
The crash happened at Walsingham Road and Seminole Boulevard in unincorporated Largo.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a crash involving a deputy.

According to investigators, Deputy E. Nestor was traveling southbound on Seminole Boulevard in a 2015 marked Chevrolet Tahoe, with her emergency lights and sirens activated, responding to a call for assistance. A 2004 Oldmobile Bravada, operated by 69 -year-old John Clark, was traveling east after exiting as a patron from the Niagra Tap Bar & Grill located at 11950 Seminole Boulevard, Largo.

Investigators say Clark made a right hand turn to go southbound on Seminole Boulevard right into the path of Deputy E. Nestor’s 2015 marked Chevrolet Tahoe traveling southbound on Seminole Boulevard, with her emergency lights and sirens activated, causing the crash.

Clark was transported to Largo Medical Center Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Deputy E. Nestor was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Investigators say impairment does appear to be a factor in the investigation. After Clark was treated and released from Largo Medical Center Hospital, he admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash. His blood alcohol level (BRAC) was reported to be, .114 / .106.  He was taken into custody and arrested for driving under the influence.

Clark was transported to Pinellas County Jail.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:23:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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