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Driver changes seat after hit-and-run accident in Tacoma, ends up with 6th DUI charge

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
March 12, 2013 1:26 pm

This is the sixth time Roberto Singletary has been charged with driving under the influence.

The 33-year-old has pleaded not guilty to felony DUI and first-degree driving on a suspended license. Bail was set at $75,000. Singletary was convicted of five DUIs between June 2007 and July 2011, according to court records.

He was most recently arrested Sunday after a hit-and-run collision at Oakland Memorial Park in Tacoma. Witnesses told police the vehicle crashed into a fence and then the driver and passenger switched places. Singletary was in the driver’s seat when the vehicle left the scene.

Police stopped the car shortly afterward and smelled marijuana in the car. Singletary allegedly admitted to smoking pot before driving. A bag of marijuana and vial suspected of being PCP were found in the car.

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