FHP: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run collision, arrested, charged with DUI in Pasco

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)—A Pinellas Park man is facing DUI manslaughter charges after a fatal hit-and-run collision on US-19 in Pasco County, according to troopers.

It happened at 4:33 am near the intersection of US-19 and Embassy Blvd.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver, Craig Thompson, 57, was traveling north when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and struck a pedestrian who was walking along the paved shoulder of the highway.

The pedestrian, Doreen Anne Bergmann of New Port Richey, 56, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, the FHP said on Saturday.

The suspect was found a short time later near the intersection of Fox Hollow Drive and El Camino Real Avenue.

He was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal crash, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

He was booked into the Pasco County Jail where he’s being held on a $20,150 bond.

Thompson has served 11 stints in state prison on a variety of convictions including drugs, battery, robbery and burglary, according to the FHP.

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