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Authorities: Local man receives year in jail following drunken scooter crash

May 17, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

A scooter crash caused by drunk driving lands a Lehigh Acres man in jail for almost one year.

Edward Ray Shambaugh, 58, of 4624 Leonard Blvd. S., was found guilty by a Lee County jury on May 4 with driving under the influence second or more .15 or higher and driving while license suspended or revoked.

It was Shambaugh's fifth DUI and stemmed from an incident that occurred in December, when he crashed his scooter into a median in Lehigh, with the scooter landing on top of him. His blood alcohol level was determined to be more than three times the legal limit.

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Edward Ray Shambaugh

The other four DUI's took place in Broward County.

On his DUI count, he received the maximum penalty for his charges with 364 days in jail. He was also sentenced to 12 months of probation and had his driver's license permanently suspended.

He may not possess or consume any alcohol and will undergo random screens. Shambaugh must also complete the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program, attend DUI school and pay a $4,000 fine, plus court costs.

As to the driving while license suspended or revoked, he was sentenced to serve 60 days in the Lee County Jail to run consecutive to the first count.

Assistant State Attorneys Jennifer Justham and Amanda Astor handled the case.

Source: State Attorney's Office

 
 

 

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