I-4 Wrong-Way Driving and DUI: Florida Man Detained

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Dover DUI Arrest

Unexpected incidents surfaced on the motorways of Dover, Florida early last Sunday morning. Our source discreetly reports Craig R. Hilgenberg, a 37-year-old resident of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, facing arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). Notably, he was caught red-handed heading in the wrong direction on Interstate 4 (I-4). The vehicle involved in the incident was a red Honda Accord, with Hilgenberg identified as the car’s soleoccupant.

Wrong-Way Driving Turns Into a Chase

Our records show that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) picked up a wrong-way driving case at approximately 1:29 a.m. on I-4. The FHP sourced and dispatched a trooper to the area near County Line Road where Hilgenberg was initially detected. He was reportedly heading in the eastbound direction on the westbound lanes. Reportedly, the trooper observed the Honda for the first time at mile marker 32, where it was seen to be cruising on the westbound lane’s inside shoulder.

The Pursuit Paves the Road

Ignoring the imminent risks, Hilgenberg carried on cruising in the wrong direction, crossing paths with the FHP trooper. This forced the trooper to make a swift U-turn in pursuit of the misguided Honda. Considering the presence of west-bound traffic, the trooper opted for a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) to bring the moving violation under control. Hilgenberg successfully dodged the first PIT but fell for the second attempt that effectively halted his journey on the internal shoulder in the median.

The Captive Cuffed

The clock struck 1:46 a.m. when Hilgenberg was finally taken into custody under DUI charges, with alleged influence of alcohol or drugs. He also faces charges of evading with complete disregard to the safety of other people or property. The incident stands as a stark reminder of the potential perils presented by road users under the influence of intoxicating substances.

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