Drunk Driving Hit and Run Accident
Sheriff Don Eslinger was rear-ended by a drunk driver Tuesday night. Eslinger was driving a 2008 Nissan and was stopped at a traffic light at State Road 46A near Rinehart Road. A DUI driver in another pickup truck hit him from behind at approximately 7:30 p.m. Eslinger walked around the vehicle to instruct the other driver to get off of the road. In doing so, Andrew Jones, 55, of Sanford, drove off attempting to hit and run. Jones was later stopped near the Mayfair Meadows neighborhood near Lamplighter Lane. Jones was arrested for DUI and refused the breath test. Jones was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driving accident or a hit and run accident, please contact an attorney with Moody Law to discuss your rights at a free consultation. We serve greater Central Florida, Lakeland, Bartow, Haines City, Winter Haven, and all of Polk County.