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Man Involved in Orange County Hit-and-Run Arrested

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 21, 2018

Florida Highway Patrol members working in Orange County this past Thursday encountered an unusual situation after they responded to reports of a collision between a car and a utility pole. It is not clear where within Orange County the event took place as the reports were primarily concerned with describing the incidents that happened after the police arrived on the scene.

We do know that the initial incident concerned a civilian vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. It is not clear if any other cars were involved or if anyone was injured in the incident, but the report indicated that a 29-year-old who was driving a car involved in the crash fled the scene before the troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol arrived.

The troopers, not easily deterred, either received an essential description of the vehicle from witnesses to the incident or spotted the fleeing car on their own. A brief pursuit ensued which ultimately ended when the troopers caught up with the vehicle and performed a traffic stop. It is not clear if the person in the car then attempted to run away on foot or if they were apprehended by authorities after pulling over, but it seems that when they did find themselves within police custody they started behaving extremely erratically.

The report from the Florida Highway Patrol indicates that the man was under routine questioning when he became aggressive and confrontational. Eventually, the man began to threaten the police by saying he would bite the inside of his own mouth hard enough to start bleeding and then proceed to spit what he referred to as “AIDS blood” on the responding officers. It is not known if the man was able to act upon his threats, but it does appear that the officers in question ultimately managed to arrest the individual.

At the time of this writing, no news has surfaced regarding the arrest or potential charges leveled at the man involved in the hit-and-run. It is not clear if the man has a lawyer, if he has been released from police custody, or if bond was even set for him following the arrest.

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