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Off the Beat: Felony warrant and suspended license make it a foul time to be driving (and crashing)

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Car removed from the place of the accident with a conventional tow truck.

A tow-truck driver on South Woodland Boulevard in DeLand the afternoon of Aug. 23 stopped to let a “automotive hauler fashion semi-truck” again out of a automotive dealership and onto the boulevard.

The tow-truck driver had all of the required warning lights flashing, however, nonetheless, a man in a sedan got here up from behind at a brisk tempo after which skidded into the tow truck.

Sedan Man bought out and admitted to the tow-truck driver that he didn’t have a driver’s license.

When police arrived on-scene, Sedan Man instructed them he was injured and wouldn’t converse with them, however, when EMS personnel bought there, he gave them a false identify.

Earlier than the sedan was towed away, police discovered a pockets within the driver’s door bin; it contained a medical health insurance card with Sedan Man’s actual identify and date of delivery. Utilizing that data, police decided that he was needed on an open energetic felony warrant for an alleged drug offense. In addition they discovered that he had 10 suspensions on his driver’s license.

Sedan Man was taken into custody concerning the felony warrant and likewise for a misdemeanor cost of working a motorcar whereas driver’s license is suspended, canceled or revoked.

And so as to add insult to harm and incarceration, he was discovered to be at fault within the auto wreck.

— By Keith Allen, primarily based on native police-agency studies. You probably have details about against the law, name Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You possibly can be eligible for a reward.

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