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Man charged with reckless driving

Hernando Today staff report
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:28 PM
BROOKSVILLE -

A 20-year-old accused of crashing a pickup truck a month ago while intoxicated — resulting in his passenger being injured — has been arrested.

Joseph Raub, 20, of Brooksville, is charged with reckless driving with serious bodily injuring along with having his driver's license suspended for six months on accusations that he drove with a blood alcohol content of more than .02 while under the age of 21, according to a Brooksville Police report.

On Oct. 1, Raub was driving a pickup truck northbound on U.S. 41 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree at the corner of U.S. 41 and Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found Patrick Osmond, 20, laying in the road. He had been riding in the bed of the pickup when it crashed, the report showed. Osmond was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in critical condition at that time.

Raub admitted to drinking alcohol at Applebee's that night. His blood alcohol content was between .041 and .043, according to the report.

It was later determined the bartender had not looked close enough at Raub's driver's license or that of his friends and served them alcohol.

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