Drunk Driver Faces Multiple Criminal Charges After Charlotte County Crashes

Charlotte County sheriff’s deputies reported that they have Adam Provencal a 34 year-old from North Port. Provencal  allegedly was driving while intoxicated and was the perpetrator of two hit-and-run collisions while driving drunk.

Provencal has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing property damage and injuries. Two counts of leaving the scene of a crash, refusal to submit to a breath test and resisting arrest without violence. Further, Provencal has been denied bail and remains held in custody at the Charlotte County jail.

Police described the events that led to  Provencal’s arrest as follows. Late Tuesday a vehicle was hit by a car with no lights at Tamiami Trail and Pembroke Dr. The car then sped away from the accident.

As police officers looked into that hit and run crash, a second crash was reported just a few miles away. This time a car crashed into a garage door at a home and again fled the scene.

 Parts of a damaged Volvo sedan were found at both crash sites. Further on the evening police located a Volvo with damage at Viscaya Drive. When police approached the car Provencal fled on foot. Officers brought in a K-9 unit and Provencal  was tracked down by dogs and arrested. Provencal  was reported to have extremely slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol.

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Bernie Walsh

Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.