NEW PORT RICHEY Fl. (WFLA) – A 43-year-old New Port Richey man charged with killing a man on a scooter early Saturday morning had been arrested for driving under the influence on two previous occasions.
Marc Thomas Boysen was booked into the Pasco County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $523,750. Among the charges he is facing – driving under the influence, 3rd DUI violation in 10 years, DUI manslaughter, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
According to a New Port Richey Police Department report the incident occurred just after midnight near the intersection of US 19 and Main St. Boysen was heading west on Main when his vehicle struck the rear of a car stopped at the intersection.
The suspect did not stop to render aid, he kept driving north in the southbound lanes of US 19 where he struck the scooter head-on. The male driver, whose name has not yet been released, was killed instantly.
Boysen again fled the scene with the deceased man still on the hood of his sedan. He sideswiped another vehicle before entering the parking lot of a nearby restaurant where he came to a stop after striking a parked vehicle.
Several patrons of the eating establishment came out and subdued the suspect until police arrived.
Tim Keeven was among those who came to see if they could help. He said Boysen was seriously impaired and should not have been behind the wheel.
“Wasted? I would say demolished. He didn’t know where he was,” Keeven recalled. “I don’t think he knew what happened. He was belligerent, using vulgar language telling everybody to leave him alone, he needed to get home.”
Boysen’s two other DUI arrests occurred eight years ago.