Paul Alan Scheffer was arrested in Sarasota, Florida for DUI after allegedly sending David E. Bregg to the hospital in critical condition. Scheffer was booked at the Sarasota County Jail on Friday for one count of DUI involving bodily injury after the car accident. He remains incarcerated in lieu of paying $100,000 bail bond. Arraignment has been scheduled for March 16. It is not clear whether he has retained a private criminal defense attorney.
According to investigative reports. Scheffer, 54, was driving his 1993 Nissan truck north on Albee Farms Rd, and David E. Bragg, 38, was riding his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on the same road at around 6:22 p.m. Friday afternoon. At the intersection of Edmndson Rd and Albee Farms Rd, Bregg was continuing straight at a green light when Scheffer allegedly turned left in front of Bregg’s motorcycle. Bregg was unable to stop or avoid Scheffer and ended up hitting the right rear side of the truck.
Bregg sustained serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment. Reports indicate that he was in critical condition over the weekend. There have not been any updates as to his condition. Because of his injuries, he was unable to give officers his version of the car accident.
Scheffer told authorities that he turned left in front of Bregg because he had a green arrow at the traffic light. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the accident. Officers determined that he had been drinking and arrested him on the DUI charge. Scheffer sports a black eye in his mugshot; it is not clear whether it was sustained in the accident or was the result of another incident.
Scheffer has been arrested for drinking and driving several times in the past. The two previous arrest took place in August 1996 and October 1998. The details of the cases are not currently known.