Wrong Way Driver Arrest in Tampa

Photos:  Florida Highway Patrol

Early Easter Sunday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol stopped and arrested another wrong-way driver in Tampa.  John Lam, 21, an Asian male, of 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, Florida, is charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and False Identification given to a Law Enforcement Officer.

Trooper A. Hernandez-Ginarte saw a white car going north in the southbound inside lane, the left lane, on Armenia Avenue.  The trooper traveling south on Armenia from I-275 used his vehicle and emergency lights to block and stop the oncoming white car.  The wrong-way driver stopped and handed Trooper Hernandez-Ginarte a paper copy drivers license and identified himself as John An Nguyen, a false name.  The driver was given an alcohol sobriety test and performed poorly on all field sobriety tests, according to the FHP Offense Report. FHP arrested the driver at around 12:35 a.m. and drove him to the Hillsborough County Orient Jail   At the jail, the driver provided 2 breath samples, but refused to provide a urine sample.  The driver was rapidly identified and found to be lying about his name and date of birth.  He was positively identified as John V. Lam, who had a suspended driver’s license and was on probation for controlled substance.

Source: FHP Arrest Report, Sgt. Steve Gaskins-FHP Public Affairs Officer

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