Lake City man found dead after car crash


Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
  • A Lake City man was found dead Friday after his car veered off the road and hit a culvert along County Road 10-A in Live Oak.
    Daniel J. Carlucci, 49, was driving south on the road when his car veered into the northbound lane and hit a drainage pipe, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Mike Burroughs.
    It is unclear when Carlucci died, but his purple 2000 Dodge Neon was discovered in a cow pasture drainage ditch at about 3 p.m. Friday by a passing motorist, Burroughs said.
    A preliminary investigation revealed that Carlucci likely left the car after it came to a stop, as his feet were muddy and he was entangled in barbed wire.
    Based on skid marks from the accident scene, it appears as if the car drifted off the road, Burroughs said.
    Carlucci was last seen at a friend's Suwannee County home at about 6 p.m. Thursday.
    - Megan V. Winslow

    Authorities say drugs found in man's home

  • A Gainesville man was arrested by Alachua County Sheriff's deputies and charged with maintaining a drug dwelling Thursday evening.
    Within his home at 7618 NW 36th Ave., Christopher Daniel Ducharme, 20, allegedly had more than 2 pounds of marijuana as well as 4.6 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and several Alprazolam pills, a drug used to deter panic attacks.
    - Megan V. Winslow

    Matheson Museum holding sale today

  • The second annual Floridiana Show and Sale at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., will host 15 vendors of Florida-related antiques and collectables today.
    About 500 visitors from all over Florida attended the sale last year, said Lisa Auel, executive director of Matheson Museum Inc.
    Some of the highlights from the inaugural event included tourist souvenirs from the 1940s, antique dolls crafted by Seminole Indians and a number of Highwaymen paintings - the famed landscapes produced by a traveling group of Fort Pierce artists in the 1950s and '60s.
    Admission sales from the exhibit will benefit the Matheson Museum's efforts to preserve and collect Alachua County history.
    An early bird special will be 8-9 a.m. today. Early tickets are $6 or $2 for museum members. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today, tickets will be $2 or free for museum members and children under 12.
    For more information, contact the Matheson Museum at 378-2280.
    - Megan V. Winslow

    PETA exhibit puts focus on animal testing

  • Will historians one day say that currently acceptable acts of animal cruelty rival the atrocities of human slavery? An exhibit on display Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gainesville says they will.
    The Animal Libration Project, a photo exhibit sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, will be featured this week at the University of Florida's Plaza of the Americas on Union Road and Newell Drive. The exhibit juxtaposes historical cruelty, like the slave trade, with modern-day practices like animal testing, which PETA condemns.
    The exhibit suggests that decades from now, society may view animal testing and other controversial animal treatment with the same disdain it now holds for the massacres of Native Americans and the institution of slavery.
    PETA will also host a discussion, entitled "Are Animals Today's Slaves?," Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Reitz Union, room 272. The event is free and open to the public.
    - Jack Stripling

    Bloodmobile driver charged with a DUI

  • JACKSONVILLE - The driver of a bloodmobile was charged with drunken driving after an off-duty police officer saw the bus run a red light.
    Sharon Renea Dunlap, 46, of Jacksonville, told police she quit drinking about 3 a.m. Wednesday and about the same time she took some pain pills of an unknown origin.
    But at 5 p.m., 14 hours later, a Jacksonville police officer working at an off-duty job reported seeing the bloodmobile run a red light.
    - The Associated Press
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