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Founder of ‘Ask Gary’ medical, legal referral service arrested on DUI charge

A prominent Florida chiropractor who founded a medical and lawyer referral service was arrested Thursday on a DUI charge, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gary Kompothecras, 57, who founded the 1-800-ASK-GARY service and the father of a star of an MTV reality show, was arrested at 2 a.m. after a deputy clocked him driving more than 100 mph, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.

According to the arrest report, Kompothecras was arrested while driving south on I-75 in Manatee County. He failed a field sobriety test and refused to give a breath sample, the Herald-Tribune reported.

Kompothecras uses marketing tools like signs, billboards and television advertising to draw customers to his 1-800-ASK-GARY business.

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His son, Alex Kompothecras, has appeared on the MTV reality show “Siesta Key,” The Tampa Bay Times reported.

Gary Kompothecras was released from the Manatee County jail Thursday on $500 bail, the Herald-Tribune reported.

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