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11/29/2013

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Sarasota News Leader November 29, 2013 Page 80 counts of Driving Under the Influence (Property Damage-Misdemeanor); and one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (Misdemeanor). According to court records, the maximum penalty that could have been imposed on him if he had been convicted of the crimes was 23 years and 60 days in jail. Talman also was ordered to surrender his driver's license for the remainder of his life, attend and complete DUI School and perform 50 hours of community service. He has 30 days from the time of his release to enroll in DUI School, and he must complete it on his first attempt, the plea deal notes. Talman was fleeing from another vehicle crash when he failed to follow the Midnight Pass Road curve; instead, he collided with Blake Talman/Image from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Chen and then landscaping, a street sign, several wooden poles near the church and arrest, he was not released on bond until June a telephone pole, according to the Florida 20, 2012. Highway Patrol report. Court records show Talman had been arrested Chen died at the scene. Both Talman and numerous times before the incident on Siesta his passenger, David J. Brewer, then 24, of Key, including charges for possession of marSarasota, were injured. ijuana, possession of alcohol by a person Earlier the same day, deputies at Siesta under the age of 21, driving with a suspended Public Beach spoke with Talman and Brewer license and having no valid driver's license. on three separate occasions after witnesses On Nov. 13, he was arrested again at 1:26 p.m. reported the two young men were consuming by the Sarasota Police Department on a charge liquor and bothering beach-goers. However, of Battery: Touch or Strike (Domestic). The the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says name of the complainant was kept confidenTalman and Brewer did nothing for which tial, according to the report. officers could arrest them. The last time deputies observed them, according to the Sheriff's Officers took Talman into custody at his resOffice report, both men were headed toward idence, 2123 Bay St. in Sarasota, the report says. He is scheduled to be arraigned on that the beach. charge on Dec. 3. Talman will be given credit for all the jail time he has served, the plea deal says. After his Rachel Brown Hackney

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