FHP looking for CMV driver

Published 2:20 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Florida Highway Patrol needs the public’s help to identify a driver who fled from the scene of a crash on Jan. 16.

According to Public Affairs Officer Lt. Eddie Elmore, troopers were monitoring CMV traffic on Interstate 10 near mile marker 3 in the media weigh stations.

“At approximately 10:05 a.m., troopers observed a white straight truck/black dump trailer (tree service CMV combination) bypass the weigh station,” Elmore said in a release. “Troopers attempted a traffic stop on the CMV and activated his emergency lights and sirens. The CMV failed to stop. Troopers attempted to pull up next to CMV to make sure the driver could see him, at that point they crossed into Alabama.”
Elmore said the driver of the CMV made a movement causing the trailer to go into the trooper’s lane, almost striking his patrol vehicle.

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“The driver did this once again with the same results,” he said. “Eventually the driver lost control of the CMV combination and crashed in the wood line. The driver fled on foot.”

Elmore said the Alabama State Patrol, Baldwin County Sheriff’s and Atmore criminal investigators are looking for the driver, who is described as a white male.

Additionally, the driver is being tracked by K-9 officers, and the FHP is still investigating the case.

Anyone with information please call: 850-564-2179 or (850) 433-STOP, or call toll free (877) 433-TIPS.