Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Principal Involved in Wreck | FHP Investigates Single Vehicle Accident over Weekend

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Principal Involved in Wreck | FHP Investigates Single Vehicle Accident over Weekend

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Venice High__ School principal Jack Turgeon__ was hospitalized in Sarasota__ early Sunday morning after the__ Jeep Wrangler he__ was traveling in__ struck a utility__ pole, according__ to a crash report__ from the Florida__ Highway Patrol.__ The FHP is__ investigating whether alcohol__ was a factor in the crash.__ The single-vehicle crash__ occurred at the intersection__ of Stickney Point Road and__ Avenue D just before 1:40 a.m.,__ the FHP reports. Turgeon was__ traveling alone.__ The 46-year-old was taken__ to Sarasota Memorial Hospital__ with critical injuries, according__ to the FHP report.__ The FHP report states Tur-geon__ operated the motor__ vehicle in a careless or negligent__ manner. The FHP is awaiting__ results of a blood alcohol con-tent__ test given to Turgeon.__ "The trooper on scene, during__ his investigation, established__ that alcohol may have been__ involved in the crash," FHP__ spokesman Kenneth Watson__ said. "A blood draw was taken__ at the hospital by medical__ staff. …

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