Man Crashes Car After Fleeing From DUI Checkpoint

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — A man who fled from Osceola County deputies during a sobriety checkpoint has been released from the hospital — and booked into jail.

A sheriff’s office report says 51-year-old Donald Forrest Geraghty tried to avoid the DUI checkpoint around early Sunday morning and hit a deputy with his car. The deputy shot several fires and later stopped the car.

Geraghty was injured when his car crashed during the chase. He was also bitten by a K-9.

Jail records show he’s being held on $5,500 bail on charges including attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding.

Authorities say he was also driving with a suspended license and pulled a knife on the deputy.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

It's a Date | November 2017It's a Date is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live