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Pasco County man facing fifth DUI charge after leading deputies on chase

Posted at 4:58 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 10:02:01-04

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A man in Pasco County is facing his fifth DUI charge and his 12th charge for driving with a revoked or suspended license after he led deputies on a chase Thursday night.

Body camera video shows deputies chasing a white van driven by 56-year-old Gordon Ormond through the Embassy Lakes neighborhood. It wasn't a high speed chase, but Ormond wouldn’t stop even after he hit into a basketball hoop on Ivanoe Drive.

Pete Ruscio heard the commotion and after watching the video says he's thankful no one was hurt.

“There’s usually a dozen kids there playing basketball or football in the middle of the road all kids. We don’t need that aggravation on this street. It’s a nice quiet street," he said.

Deputies finally got Ormond in handcuffs after using stop sticks to blow out three of his tires. They say he quickly admitted one of his crimes.

“I have no license. I’m driving on a suspended license," he's heard saying on the sheriff's office video.

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Deputies say this is Ormond’s 12th arrest for driving with a suspended license and fifth felony DUI.

They say he refused to take a breathalyzer.

“You need to watch where you are walking man. You are so drunk. You have no idea what’s going on," the arresting deputy said to him after Ormond is seen falling down.

The Sheriff’s Office says people like Ormond are ticking time bombs. But, there’s only so much they can do.

“Thankfully he’s in jail again. Maybe tougher sanctions this time because lets face it, he’s had more than one chance," said Sgt. Dennis Fenstemacher.

Despite Ormond’s driving record, he defended his character before going back to jail.

“I’m a good guy, I’m a very good guy. I just wanted to park in front of my friend’s house," he says in the video.

“Keep your drinking in the bar and cab home or stay home and drink like I do," said Ruscio.