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Phillies pitcher charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into wall in Pinellas County, Florida

(Mugshot: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Fla. (WFLA) — A minor league baseball player was arrested Saturday after crashing his vehicle while under the influence, according to Pinellas County deputies.

23 year old, Konnor Ash was sitting outside his vehicle when deputies arrived. The crash caused $20,000 in damages, reportedly. Ash suffered minor injuries but required stitches for his facial wounds. Read rest of article here.


Young Mr. Ash’s statements, admitting to driving may be protected and inadmissible under Florida’s accident reporting privilege. Likewise, the State still has to prove that he was in Actual Physical Control of the vehicle. Without the statements, the State has a tougher case. Not a loser case for him, he has defenses.


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Jonathan Blecher

Jonathan Blecher

Licensed to practice since 1982, Jonathan Blecher has defended over 5000 DUI and suspended driver license cases. A former Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno, Jonathan later developed his interest and skills in DUI defense working under DUI legend Richard Essen, a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense. A member of the College himself, Jonathan has lectured on DUI topics at seminars, civic and business groups, as well as at the Miami-Dade County Police academy in courtroom procedure for police cadets. Jonathan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Florida DUI SuperLawyer, and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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