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.