How to Detect Drunk Drivers — Be a Defensive Driver

drunkJust because you’re sober on the road, doesn’t mean that the driver next to you is. Being alert is key to being a defensive driver – don’t get blindsided by those on the road that are putting you and your passengers lives in danger. Here are some tips on how to detect drunk drivers:

  • Law enforcement officials say there are several signs associated with drunk driving:
    • Making wide turns
    • Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
    • Almost striking an object or vehicle
    • Driving on the wrong side of the road
    • Driving at a very slow speed
    • Stopping without cause
    • Braking erratically
    • Responding slowly to traffic signals
    • Turning abruptly or illegally
    • Driving after dark with headlights off

Keeping these things in mind can help you avoid a dangerous situation. If you spot what you think is an impaired driver, keep a safe distance and call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to stop the vehicle yourself.

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Karen Mertes on WTSP ‘On The Road’ with Bobby Lewis

Check out Karen’s interview on Bobby Lewis’ segment ‘On The Road’!


Karen talks about her near death experience, her TBI and her charity: Fulfill Your Destiny. Karen also shares the latest outreach by Fulfill Your Destiny to a local business —


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NuStart Community Services, LLC was presented the fourth Fulfill Your Destiny’s Business Builder Grant!

img_3573In January 2017, a fourth Business Builder Grant was presented to Mrs. Angela Mickens and NuStart Community Services, LLC.  Her company, NuStart Community Services, LLC was founded in February 2016.  Mrs. Mickens has a social work background spanning ten years across the state of Florida.  She has always had a passion for serving those in the community who would otherwise go without the appropriate resources. Mrs. Mickens wanted to ensure that in these tough economic times, she was making a way to assist those who were in need; in essence being part of the solution rather than part of the problem.


Mrs. Mickens realized she would need more commercial equipment, including a riding lawnmower, to meet the demands. This will be used in the winter months, as it gets dark earlier and a push mower takes so long on each property.  With a riding lawnmower, she would be able to provide this service to more individuals in the community.  NuStart Community Services, LLC received a grant for which she received a riding lawnmower.  As a result of this grant, she’s able to pay it forward to others in need.

Mrs. Mickens shared, “Our new riding lawnmower was delivered today. We’ve already used it and it’s perfect!  It will cut down our work day by half at least!  Now we’re able to help more families.  I can’t tell you the volume of calls we get asking for this service. No one being any more or less qualified to receive the service, but we were simply unable to take on as many families because of where we lacked.  Now we’re able to take on more jobs. So, by us being blessed, we can be a blessing!  A million thank yous wouldn’t be enough!  Thank you again!” ~ Angela Mickens, NuStart Community Services, LLC.


For more information about Business Builder Grants click here!

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Tune In Tonight to Watch Karen Mertes on ‘On the Road with Bobby Lewis’ at 6PM on WTSP!


Traumatic Brain injury & Retired US Air force Lieutenant Colonel survivor continues to give back and serve as inspiration to others”

Tune in today, Tuesday, February 7th, at 6 PM on WTSP Channel 10’s “On the Road with Bobby Lewis” to see Karen Mertes story: Community “Sheroe” Celebrates 10 Years of turning a Tragedy into a Triumph. 

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Karen Mertes Featured on Bobby Lewis’ Segment ‘On The Road’

Karen Mertes was recently interviewed by Bobby Lewis for his latest ‘On The Road’ segment. The segment will air on February 7th on WTSP! You do not want to miss it!

After a life altering car accident that left Karen with a TBI that cost her a career in the service, she fought a 4 year long litigation battle. Karen co-authored her Amazon Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101,” which works as a little black book for everything your lawyer wants/needs to know about personal injury litigation.

Karen is the founder and president of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Inspiring stories of people who have been helped can be found at under the Who We’ve Helped tab.

Below are photos from Karen’s interview for her upcoming segment —

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Shopping for Valentine’s Day? Try AmazonSmile and help Fulfill Your Destiny at the same time!

Shopping for Valentine’s Day can be tough. Luckily, Amazon Smile and Fulfill Your Destiny have paired up to not only make your shopping experience easier but also beneficial to those in need!


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How to Survive The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion!

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a large parade and host of related community events celebrated almost every year since 1904 in Tampa. It is held in late January and hosted by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa. This parade celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (also known as Gasparilla), a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida in the early 1800s.

gasparillaThe holiday is known for excessive drinking and partying in pirate attire. But don’t get swept up in all of the holiday festivities and be left without a designated driver.

Plan ahead. Use a car service to travel to and from the parade if you plan on drinking.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Be cautious of others. If you sense that someone is going to drive drunk – call them a cab or take their keys.

Do not let one day of fun end in a disaster for you or a loved one.

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