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13-149 Deputies Arrest Madeira Beach Man For DUI Following Two Crashes; And After He Leaves 7-Year-Old In Median

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Grant Mulder (Arrested)
DOB: 06/27/1972
Address: 12971 Pelican Lane, Unit 4, Madeira Beach
Arrested for leaving scene of a crash with property damage, child abuse, leaving scene of crash with injuries, DUI and DWLSR.
Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Fore Runner

The victim and passenger in the vehicle is a 7-year-old girl, who is known to the suspect. Per Florida Statute, no further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

Zachary Barrett (Driver – Sustained Minor Injuries)
DOB: 07/18/1995
Address: 11091 66th Terrace, Seminole
Vehicle: 2003 Chevy Cavalier

Rebekah J. Trout (Driver – Sustained Minor Injuries)
DOB: 02/02/1992
Address: 5701 80th Terrace, Pinellas Park
Vehicle 2001 Nissan

What:
Deputies have arrested a Madeira Beach man in a traffic stop- this after he struck a telephone pole, left the scene, left the child passenger in a median at another location, struck two vehicles leaving two people with minor injuries; and left that scene.

When:
Deputies responded to the first crash with the telephone pole at 10:10 p.m. on July 10, 2013.

Where:
Deputies responded to the crash with the telephone pole which occurred at 131st Ave. and Pelican Lane in Madeira Beach.

Why/How:
According to deputies, the suspect identified as 41-year-old Grant Mulder struck a telephone pole at 131st Ave. and Pelican Lane in Madeira Beach. Deputies say a witness to the crash, saw that the airbag of the vehicle had deployed, hitting the child and approached the vehicle and attempted to help the 7-year-old girl out of the car. Mulder drove away from the scene of the crash with the child still inside the vehicle.

Deputies say Mulder then headed to Duhme Road and the Tom Stuart Causeway, where the 7-year-old exited the vehicle. Mulder drove away leaving the child in the median. Another witness saw the child and called 911.

The suspect then headed north on 113th Street where he struck two vehicle that were stopped side by side at the light at Park Boulevard. Deputies say Mulder tried to pass between them when he struck them from behind. The two drivers 18-year-old Zachary Barrett and 21-year-old Rebekah Trout were treated on scene for minor injuries and subsequently transported themselves to local hospitals for further medical treatment. Mulder then backed up, went around the crashed vehicles and continued north on 113th.

A deputy conducted a traffic stop at 113th and Ulmerton Road; and arrested the suspect. Deputies say when Mulder was placed in the deputy vehicle,  he tried to kick the cruiser windows out.

Mulder was impaired and was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, child abuse, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, driving under the influence and driving with license suspended/revoked.

Mulder was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. His photo will be available once the booking process is complete.

The investigation continues.

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