Tampa man charged with DUI after trolley crash


Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:27 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:27 a.m.

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa man was charged with driving under the influence after reportedly crashing into a trolley.

Tampa police say 34-year-old Joshua Pelletier was driving on the trolley tracks Saturday night when he ran his sport utility vehicle into an oncoming trolley.

Officers reported Pelletier recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.217 and 0.214 percent. State law considers a person impaired at 0.08. He was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI and failure to drive on a designated roadway. He was released Sunday on $500 bail.

The trolley was carrying four passengers and the operator, but no injuries were reported. Little damage was done to the trolley, and it was working again a short time later.

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