DADE CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a drunk Florida man ran over detached body parts during a hit-and-run investigation Sunday. He also nearly struck two deputies, prompting a high-speed chase.
Authorities were investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was walking along a grassy shoulder of a Dade City roadway before being struck by a hit-and-run driver at 3:30 a.m. Authorities found her torso on the shoulder and her legs in the roadway.READ MORE: There's No Business Like Shoe Business & The High End Sneaker Business Is Booming
Thomas Krummen, 23, approached the scene at a high speed, driving directly at investigators. He ignored commands to stop, ran over the victim’s legs and fled. Troopers chased him and used a maneuver with a patrol car to force him to stop, the highway patrol said.
Two passengers in the pickup truck tried to flag down troopers and exit the vehicle, the highway patrol said.READ MORE: Wife Of Slain Cyclist Pushes For Safety Measures After 2 More Deaths On Rickenbacker Causeway
Krummen was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, DUI, fleeing and eluding, destruction of evidence, driving while license revoked and false imprisonment.
It was the eighth time he’s been arrested in Pasco County in less than four years, according to jail records. The jail didn’t have information on his current status.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Needs Help Finding 84-Year-Old Joseph Downs
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