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Motorist in Wrong-Way Crash Did Not Have License, Police Say

With some drivers, it’s just one strike after another. An Orlando motorist apparently caused a car accident recently that injured another driver. He did not have a valid license, fled the scene and resisted arrest – twice. The driver of the vehicle he hit, meanwhile, was trapped for a time before being taken to a hospital for her injuries.

It apparently started when the 29-year-old man drove the wrong way on a major street, South John Young Parkway. He struck an oncoming vehicle at around 1 a.m. one recent morning. After the accident, he abandoned his vehicle and ran down the road, away from the crash, and toward an interstate on-ramp.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, police chased the man about 100 yards up the ramp with their police dog, named Joker. They apparently found him lying in the grass near the guardrail, but he resisted arrest and attempted to run again. The dog handler reportedly instructed Joker to bite the man. The dog did so on his left arm and near his ribs.

While police transported him to the car, he resisted again, fell and hit his head. He was taken to the hospital for injuries relating to the accident and dog bites.

The man, who had previously been charged with driving without a valid license and registration, is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, two counts of resisting an officer without violence and one count of driving without a valid license.

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Source: Orlando Sentinel, “Police: Wrong-way driver involved in Tuesday crash had no valid license,” Anika Myers Palm, Sept. 28, 2011

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