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Driver Strikes Florida Deputy Enforcing "Move Over" Law

June 30, 2014  | 

Photo: Sarasota County S.O. Facebook
Photo: Sarasota County S.O. Facebook

A Sarasota County, Fla., sheriff's deputy enforcing Florida's “Move Over” law received minor injuries when a passing driver who failed to obey that law struck his Sheriff's Office car.

Deputies cited 77-year-old Robert Best of Ellenton for a move over violation, failure to maintain lane and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

The Herald Tribune reported on Sunday, Deputy Chris Butler stopped a northbound car on Interstate 75 just south of Clark Road for a “move over” violation. Florida law requires drivers to either move one lane away from a stopped police or emergency vehicle with its lights on or slow to 20 mph below the speed limit.

A 2001 Cadillac driven by Best struck the driver's door of the sheriff's vehicle as Butler opened it, a report states. Best failed to stop and, after being pulled over by another traffic deputy, reportedly said he was not aware that he hit anything.


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Carlos @ 6/30/2014 5:33 PM

Someone like that should lose their license permanently. It is obvious they were not aware pf their surroundings and is obviously a hazard to the community.

Bob @ VA @ 7/1/2014 4:30 AM

Welcome to FL, where drivers who should have lost their licenses decades ago freely, though unwittingly, terrorize the roadways. That's why FL has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. Glad that the deputy wasn't seriously injured.

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