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Englewood man charged with DUI Manslaughter in May crash

Donald Paulsen II

Don­ald Paulsen II

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood man has been charged with felony DUI Manslaugh­ter in con­nec­tion with a May 6 South Gulf Cove crash that killed 55-year-old Owen Anders of South Gulf Cove.

Don­ald Paulsen II, 32, of 560 Pinto Trail, was arrested Wednes­day, June 22, and charged with DUI With Death to Human, DUI, and two non-criminal infrac­tions, Care­less Dri­ving and Expired Tag. He was held with­out bond.

Paulsen, an elec­tri­cian, suf­fered what the Florida High­way Patrol report termed “seri­ous” injuries in the crash and was taken to Lee Memo­r­ial Hospital.

Anders was a pas­sen­ger in the 1999 Ford 350 pickup dri­ven by Paulsen that failed to stop at the stop sign on Ingra­ham Boule­vard at St. Paul Drive at 1:30 a.m., the Florida High­way Patrol report stated. The truck headed east, turned to the right just past the inter­sec­tion and entered the grassy shoul­der, then drove south on the north shoul­der of St. Paul Drive. Paulsen tried to cor­rect, the report stated, but the truck spun clock­wise and its left front wheel hit a con­crete cul­vert, flip­ping the truck onto its left side.

Anders died at the scene.

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