Tiffanie Purvis

THI Arrest Purvis

The Crestview Police Department has made an arrest regarding a traffic fatality that occurred on New Year’s Day at around 7:45 in the morning.
Officers responded to the intersection of North Pearl Street and Jeff Drive to a single vehicle accident. The passenger, 25 year old, Marcos Kenkel of Crestview, was killed after the vehicle left the roadway and struck a brick mail box.
The traffic homicide investigation concluded that the driver, 20 year old, Tiffanie Marie Purvis of Laurel Hill, Florida, was operating the motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .184. The legal limit is .08 in the State of Florida. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she turned herself in to the Crestview Police Department without incident, this morning shortly after 1:00 a.m.
Tiffanie M. Pruvis was charged with DUI Manslaughter, and DUI with Property Damage. After her arrest, she was transported and delivered into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail.


Shortly before 6:30 a.m. this morning, a fuel tanker rolled over at the intersection of interstate 10 and South Ferdon Boulevard, spilling a large quantity of gasoline into the surrounding area. As a precaution and 1000 foot radius has been evacuated including several businesses. All of south Ferdon boulevard and interstate 10 has been closed and traffic is at a complete stand still until further notice. We will keep you updated. I an unavailable for direct comment at this time due to this incident.

Additional information will be provided as we are able.

Lieutenant Andrew G. Schneider
Crestview Police Department
201 Stillwell Boulevard.
Crestview, FL. 32539
850-682-3603 ext# 111

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