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Deputies arrest wrong-way driver for DUI in Palm Harbor

A wrong-way driver was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning in Palm Harbor.

Jan Lee Witherite, 48, of Pennsylvania, was arrested for DUI after a K-9 deputy observed the suspect driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

According to deputies, K-9 Corporal Michael Kilian was on Alderman Road when he observed a 2016 Pontiac SUV traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Alderman Road from Belcher Road.

Corporal Kilian was able to stop the vehicle before it caused a collision, deputies said.

Deputies said Witherite had a BAC of .196. Witherite was arrested for DUI and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

No injuries were reported.

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