[Video] Nearly Naked Man Hit & Runs, Drives on Running Track, Flees Deputies
Florida Man Stephen Peterson, 22, of Port Orange, along with female friend Victoria Averill, 20, is in the Flagler County jail charged with multiple crimes after Stephen fled a multiple vehicle hit and run, drove around an elementary school running track, and fled law enforcement.
On June 21, 2023, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of State Road 100 East and Old Kings Road South for a reported hit-and-run crash.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer was traveling in the area when he witnessed a light blue SUV drive through the intersection of State Road 100 East and Old Kings Road South and strike multiple vehicles. The vehicle then continued south on Old Kings Road at a high rate of speed.
The FWC officer activated his emergency lights and siren to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle fled.
The vehicle entered the property of Old Kings Elementary School and drove around the running track before exiting the school and continuing to flee down Old Kings Road.
The vehicle then entered the Flagler County landfill and the wooded area near Interstate 95.
Multiple Flagler County Deputies arrived on the scene and established a perimeter while Flagler County Fire Rescue Fireflight tracked the vehicle from overhead.
FCSO deputies approached the vehicle, which appeared stuck against a concrete barrier. The driver and passenger were given multiple commands to exit the car, which they refused.
Flagler deputies arrest nearly naked man after hit-and-run
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A hit-and-run in Flagler County ended with deputies pulling a nearly naked man out of a vehicle after crashing into a wooded area near the county landfill. Deputies arrested the driver and pas… pic.twitter.com/IY0Crt1pbU
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“It is unknown why the male was not wearing more clothing,” deputies said. https://t.co/OxMce5b8qu
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Both the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle by deputies and placed under arrest. The male was naked except for a slight covering wrapped around his waist and socks. It is unknown why the male was not wearing more clothing.
“Just when you think you’ve seen and heard everything, a driver causes multiple hit-and-run crashes, flees from law enforcement, resists arrest, and then has to be dragged out naked from his car to be arrested,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Not only did this man endanger lives on the road and his passenger, but he also could have placed innocent children at risk had they been playing on the running track. I’ll leave it up to your imagination what was going on inside the car! Great job by all deputies and FWC’s officer apprehending these individuals.”
Peterson was charged with Fleeing and Eluding, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Damage to Vehicle or Property, Resisting an Officer without Violence, Trespassing on School Grounds, Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment.
Peterson is being held on a $19,500 bond at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility.
Averill was arrested for Trespassing on School Grounds, Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment.
Averill is being held on a $3,000 bond at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility.
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