Office of The State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Florida
Serving the Citizens of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties
Office of The State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Florida
Serving the Citizens of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties



(Citrus County, FL) Friday afternoon, jurors rendered their verdict in the case against 63-year-old Frank Meyer, which tragically took the life of 35-year-old Jennifer Bossert. Jurors found Meyer guilty on all three counts, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Manslaughter, Driving Under the Influence with Serious Bodily Injury, and Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage. 

“It is unfortunate to have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s actions, but that is exactly what the Bossert family is having to do,” said Bill Gladson, Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney. “While this verdict is a step in the right direction for justice, this family will have a much longer path to recovery.”

On June 11, 2022, shortly before 11 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on South Florida Avenue in Floral City. Once on scene, officials determined that the Hyundai, being driven by Meyer, made a left turn in front of the motorcycle that Jennifer was on, not yielding the right of way. Both occupants of the motorcycle were immediately transported for medical treatment.

A witness on scene told law enforcement officers that the motorcycle Jennifer was on, being driven by her husband, was traveling in a group of fellow motorcycle friends, leaving the Checkers in Inverness. Just prior to the crash, the witness stated the vehicle driven by Meyer turned directly into the path of the motorcycle Jennifer was on, ejecting both her and the driver.

During FHP’s investigation, Meyer stated to authorities that he was turning into the Liquor Plus store parking lot to purchase cigarettes. While questioning Meyer regarding the collision, FHP Troopers observed signs of impairment and determined that Meyer was under the influence.

Meyer then told officials he had drank beer at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) earlier in the day. He agreed to perform field sobriety exercises and failed each exercise. He then consented to a breathalyzer which indicated his breath alcohol content to be 0.27. Meyer was placed under arrest for DUI.

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 13, 2022, doctors at the Ocala Regional Medical Center pronounced Jennifer deceased. Meyer was subsequently charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of Jennifer and serious bodily injury due to the injuries sustained by Jennifer’s husband during the crash.

Assistant State Attorneys Blake Shore and Kevin Davis diligently prosecuted this case.

Published on 05/13/2024.