published: Monday, March 25, 2013
Deputies: Man had 2 kids, dog in truck when he crashed into HCSO vehicles
LORIDA -- Deputies say a 28-year-old Lorida man had two small children and a dog in the front seat of his truck when he tried to run from them late Saturday night, hitting three HCSO vehicles, a fence and a tree before trying to flee on foot with the kids and the dog.
According to an arrest report, deputies were called in reference to a party at a mudhole near Underwood Terrace just after 11 p.m. Deputy Angelic Sanchez, Deputy Wayne Gunn and Sgt. Jamie Davidson, all in uniform, were approaching the scene on foot when a truck exited the area of the party and headed toward the deputies, who flagged the truck down using their flashlights.
The truck stopped and Davidson spoke to the driver, identified as Curtis James Brown Jr. Two boys, ages 3 and 5, were standing in the front seat with a dog sitting between them, the report said.
Brown reportedly had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes when he told the deputies there were "a lot of people" at the party. When Davidson told Brown to turn off the truck, he reportedly shook his head and hit the gas.
Brown's truck went 429 feet before hitting the right front corner Gunn's Chevy Tahoe, which had his K-9 "Sarge" inside. He then hit Davidson's patrol car, causing "considerable damage."
Brown drove another 400 feet before hitting Sanchez's patrol car. Brown was still trying to drive away when he struck a fence and then a pine tree, disabling his truck.
The report said that Brown then removed the children and the dog from the truck and tried to flee on foot. Gunn retrieved Sarge to help make the arrest.
Both children were treated for minor injuries by EMS.
Brown was booked into the Highlands County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of cruelty towards a child and one count of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, hit and run and several DUI-related charges.
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If you can't handle your liquor you shouldn't drink. That means not doing stupid %@#*$ while drinking.
and the award goes to... (by: Ray Napper - 3/26/2013)
this guy has to be in the finals for Father of the Year or there is no justice....
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