Clearwater, FL (June 3, 2019) – Police arrested 29-year-old Kelley Zielinski after she caused a fatal motorcycle crash due to drunk driving in Clearwater.
The accident took place when Zielinski was driving southbound on Fort Harrison Avenue and attempted to turn left onto Belleview Boulevard. Zielinski turned into the direct path of a motorcyclist who was traveling northbound at the time.
The motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby hospital, according to Clearwater Police, where he passed away due to his injuries. He has since been identified as 56-yer-old Jeffrey Paul.
Zielinski had earlier been involved in a confrontation with another person in a road rage event before the accident. She has since been arrested for DUI manslaughter and two counts of child neglect since she had two children in her vehicle at the time of the crash.
Clearwater DUI Manslaughter Laws
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