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By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 27, 2001


33-year-old man charged after fight with girlfriend

PORT RICHEY -- A 33-year-old man was arrested Friday after a fight with his girlfriend that started when he urinated on a dresser in their home, Pasco County sheriff's deputies said.

Frederick Franklin Eskridge, 33, of 11204 Grant Drive was charged with aggravated domestic assault and domestic battery, deputies said.

His girlfriend told deputies that she woke up early Friday morning to the sound of Eskridge urinating on the dresser, according to a deputy's report. When she told him to use the bathroom, he grabbed her by both arms and threw her to the floor.

After she got away, she told deputies, he threw a ceiling fan, missing her by just a few inches, the report says.

She was not injured during the incident, deputies said.

Eskridge was being held Saturday at county jail in Land O'Lakes in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Woman jailed on charge of drunken driving

NEW PORT RICHEY -- A woman suspected of drunken driving was arrested at her home early Saturday after a hit-and-run accident in the Lane Glow Bowling Alley parking lot, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Bonnie Lee Burke, 51, of 7210 Broadmoor Drive, No. 1, was charged with driving under the influence, three counts of DUI property damage and leaving the scene of an accident, troopers said.

Witnesses said she drove recklessly through the lot, backed into one vehicle, drove over a curb, destroyed a bicycle rack and then hit two more vehicles before leaving, according to troopers.

The witnesses saw the woman and her license plate and later identified her, troopers said.

She was being held Saturday at the county jail in Land O'Lakes in lieu of $2,500 bail.

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