JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A unadorned man driving a stolen Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace cruiser crashed into the woods simply off Interstate 10 on Thursday as a News4Jax crew watched the incident unfold.
News4Jax reporter Joe McLean watched the crash that occurred off I-10 close to the 348 mile-marker simply earlier than midday.
In line with a JSO arrest report, a 22-year-old man was driving his roommate’s automotive and received right into a crash. A Jacksonville police provide discovered him round 11:30 a.m. mendacity bare within the street on I-10 close to Chaffee Highway.
The officer stopped to try to assist the person, who News4Jax just isn’t naming due to psychological well being considerations. Police stated the person at first complied with the officer however then “grew to become combative” and ran towards the officer’s automotive and jumped into the motive force’s seat.
A JSO spokesperson stated the officer’s automotive door was closed, however not locked.
The officer was wrestling with the bare man, making an attempt to get him out of the motive force’s seat, in keeping with JSO, however when the person began to drive away, the officer backed away as a result of he was prone to getting injured by the shifting automotive.
The officer was clipped by the automobile because it pulled away and suffered minor arm and again accidents however wasn’t admitted to the hospital.
The bare man drove the JSO automobile erratically and it crashed into the bushes a couple of minutes later.
The person, who seemed to be in a distressed psychological state, leapt out of the motive force’s aspect window and began screaming.
JSO officers have been simply seconds behind and arrived with weapons drawn and took the person into custody.
The person was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is believed to be present process a psychiatric analysis.
The person was charged with automotive theft, aggravated battery on a police officer, hit & run, depriving an officer of his technique of communication (the automotive radio), and resisting police.
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