Stuart, FL (March 9, 2019) - A driver in Stuart was arrested in connection with a wrong-way crash that took place on Thursday, March 7th.
The Stuart Police Department was called to the scene of Sailfish Circle, near Dixie Highway, Thursday night. Police say that a car was traveling in the wrong direction when it collided with a police vehicle. An officer attempted to initially make a traffic stop but the vehicle fled the scene and began traveling towards SE Colorado Avenue.
Officers then made the decision to block the roadway in an effort to stop the car. Eventually, the driver crashed into a patrol car that was set up as a roadblock. Following the crash, police were able to take the driver into custody. There were no injuries reported in the crash and damage to the vehicles was not significant.
No further details were released.
Stuart Traffic Laws
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