Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Accident at Tampa International Airport
Tampa, FL (1/27/2020) – A Land O’ Lakes man was arrested Monday night after causing a fatal crash at Tampa International Airport. Tampa police say that Alexander Bradford Jacobson, 30, was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana during the accident.
The crash occurred at 3:10 a.m. on the George J. Bean Parkway, which only allows northbound traffic. Jacobson was heading southbound on the parkway when he crashed his Jeep head-on into a Ford sedan.
The driver of the Ford and the passenger died at the scene. According to Tampa police, the driver of the sedan was part of a ride-share company.
Jacobson only suffered minor injuries. Emergency services took Jacobson to St. Joseph’s Hospital and then transported him to Hillsborough County Jail.
According to police, Jacobson had a blood alcohol level of .083 four hours after the accident. which is over the legal limit of .08. He now faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter.
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Source: Tampa Bay Times