Car removed from the place of the accident with a conventional tow truck.

A tow-truck driver on South Woodland Boulevard in DeLand the afternoon of Aug. 23 stopped to let a “car hauler style semi-truck” back out of a car dealership and onto the boulevard.

The tow-truck driver had all the required warning lights flashing, but, still, a guy in a sedan came up from behind at a brisk pace and then skidded into the tow truck.

Sedan Man got out and admitted to the tow-truck driver that he didn’t have a driver’s license.

When police arrived on-scene, Sedan Man told them he was injured and wouldn’t converse with them, but, when EMS personnel got there, he gave them a false name.

Before the sedan was towed away, police found a wallet in the driver’s door bin; it contained a health insurance card with Sedan Man’s real name and date of birth. Using that information, police determined that he was wanted on an open active felony warrant for an alleged drug offense. They also learned that he had 10 suspensions on his driver’s license.

Sedan Man was taken into custody regarding the felony warrant and also for a misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while driver’s license is suspended, canceled or revoked.

And to add insult to injury and incarceration, he was found to be at fault in the auto wreck.

— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.


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