The FHP trooper was working an off-duty detail in a construction zone in Broward County. The cruiser had its emergency lights activated and was parked in a lane closed with traffic cones and barricades. A Subaru Outback driven by our Florida Man, Tate Alexander Turner, went through the traffic cones and hit the FHP cruiser!
According to the report, Turner remained silent for a few minutes before spontaneously saying he struck the cruiser on purpose so he could be “taken to jail.” Turner started to elaborate while being questioned a little more. “He stated he saw the patrol vehicle and intentional(ly) used his vehicle to strike the patrol vehicle,” the report said. “He stated he wanted to go to jail because he ‘felt like he was already in jail.’”
When asked why he felt that way, Turner said “it’s a bunch of things.” The report also states Turner had no injuries or medical conditions, was not on medications and was not suicidal. Troopers observed no signs of impairment. The trooper involved in this incident reported having some pain and soreness from the incident.
Turner was booked into Broward County Main Jail and faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Troopers also cited him for driving around barricades.
[SOURCE Local 10]