The Florida Highway Patrol said that the incident happened yesterday on Interstate 10. The police say that 38-year-old Don Hargrove was involved in a hit-and-run crash, where he then sped through a construction area with cones surrounding the area and nearly struck a worker.
Mr. Hargrove got off of the I-10 and exited onto State Road 267. A trooper immediately tried to pull him over as he entered State Road 276. Mr. Hargrove then turned east onto Joe Adams Road before he jumped out of the vehicle and started running east. The trooper wasn’t able to catch him and deployed his taser, which allowed them to stop the driver as he ran. Authorities say Hargrove attempted to fight off the officer the entire time he was being taken into custody.
Hargrove was detained and taken to the Gadsden County Jail on battery charges, possession of marijuana, and more.
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