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April 20

Truck stop

10:04 p.m. — County Road 304 and Highway U.S. 1, Bunnell

Stolen vehicle. Sheriff’s Office deputies used stop sticks on a stolen truck only to find that the man driving it was actually an unsuspecting trucking company employee. 

Deputies used stop sticks to deflate the truck’s rear tires, according to a Sheriff’s Office report about the incident. 

But the driver — a North Carolina man — was not a suspect listed on the stolen vehicle report. 

He told deputies he had just started work at a commercial trucking company as an independent contractor.

His paperwork proved that he began work at the company two weeks after the truck had been reported stolen, the report said. 

The Sheriff’s Office had the truck towed and released the driver. 

May 11

Making a stink

10:08 p.m. — State Road 100 and Old Kings Road, Palm Coast

DUI. A Bunnell man charged with a DUI ended his trip to jail by urinating and defecating in the back of a patrol car according to a police report.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was investigating a minor crash in which a pickup truck rear-ended an SUV, according to the man’s arrest report. The two cars had been stopped at a red light when the truck suddenly accelerated into the back of the SUV. 

When the FHP trooper spoke to the Bunnell man in the truck, the man twice denied having even been in a crash and asked to leave.

The trooper wrote in his report that he smelled alcohol on the man and asked him to perform a field sobriety test, but the man refused. The trooper arrested him.

On the way to the county jail, the man urinated and defecated in the back of the patrol car, according to the report.

After refusing to give a breath sample, the man was turned over to jail personnel.


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