October 21, 2016
Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced that yesterday, October 20, 2016, Brian Scott Overfield, of Crestview, was sentenced to 124.6 months in the Department of Corrections for one count of DUI Manslaughter. Overfield must also complete two years of probation following his release from state prison, and his driver’s license has been permanently revoked. Overfield pled no contest to the charge on June 6, 2016.
The charge arose from a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on Old Bethel Road in Crestview on May 30, 2015, at approximately 2:50 am. Overfield was driving the motorcycle and had a passenger riding with him. They had left a bar and Overfield improperly passed another motorcycle on the right hand side, lost control, and left the roadway. The motorcycle then hit a traffic sign and a power pole. His passenger, Paula Inman, died on scene, and Overfied sustained serious injuries and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.
Blood tests revealed that Overfield’s blood-alcohol level was approximately .18. Once on probation, Overfield will be required to pay restitution, complete DUI School, and perform 50 hours of community service. Overfield is also prohibited from consuming alcohol while on probation and is subject to random breath testing and random urinalysis.
The investigation was conducted by the Florida Highway Patrol, and Assistant State Attorney Clifton Drake was responsible for the prosecution. The Honorable Michael A. Flowers imposed the sentence.