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***UPDATE 8/2/13***13-086 The Pinellas County Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Crash in Palm Harbor

****UPDATE****

Pinellas County Deputies have arrested Martin McFadden for DUI after a crash involving a motorcycle vs. deputy patrol car that occurred in April of this year.

According to deputies, McFadden submitted to a blood test after the April incident. Blood results show McFadden had a blood alcohol level of .080 and .081, as well as, THC (Marijuana) in his system at the time of the crash.

McFadden was arrested by deputies today, Friday, August 2, 2013 and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

McFadden has been charged with DUI and DUI Involving Property Damage.

Booking photo attached.

***END OF UPDATE***

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

Martin L. McFadden
8/17/1989
1135 Elmendorf Trace, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Vehicle: 2001 Honda motorcycle

Deputy Travis Sibley
Hire date: 10/2011
Vehicle: 2007 Chevy Impala

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a motorcycle vs. unmarked patrol car crash in Palm Harbor.

Where:
The incident took place on Alt. 19 at Georgia Avenue in Palm Harbor.

When:
Saturday April 27, 2013 at approximately 12:09 a.m.

How/Why:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a motorcycle vs. unmarked patrol car crash in Palm Harbor.

At approximately 12:09 a.m. this morning, Deputy Travis Sibley was driving his unmarked patrol car southbound on Alternate US 19 near Georgia Avenue in Palm Harbor.  Martin McFadden was also driving south on Alternate 19 on his motorcycle behind Deputy Sibley.

As Deputy Sibley slowed to make a u-turn, McFadden attempted to pass him by driving in the center turn lane of the two lane roadway.  These actions resulted in McFadden striking Sibley’s vehicle on the driver’s side rear quarter panel.

McFadden (wearing a helmet) having been ejected from his motorcycle was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  Deputy Sibley also went to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in this case.

Charges are pending at this time.

The investigation continues.

Martin McFadden Booking Photo

Martin McFadden Booking Photo

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