A motorcyclist and passenger were asked to stop by a deputy. They decided to flee the scene and ended up hitting and injuring a deputy.
The driver was later arrested in St. Lucie County after police helicopter clocked him at 130 mph.
At approximately 5:52 p.m., Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Adamson was patrolling an uncompleted subdivision. The location is near the 9900 block of U.S. 1.
Deputy Adamson was on foot when he observed two subjects, a male driver and female passenger, on a motorcycle. They attempted to flee from Deputy Adamson, who motioned with his hand and gave the driver a verbal order to stop. The driver sped passed the deputy, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.
Deputy Adamson was able to pass the description of the motorcycle to all of the surrounding areas law enforcement. His radio call alerted other officers to be on the look out for the motorcycle that caused the accident. An officer with the Fellsmere Police Department saw the suspect vehicle on County Road 512 at 108th Avenue. A traffic stop was attempted but the suspect fled and ended up getting on I-95 southbound.
Units from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office joined the Fellsmere officer and followed the fleeing motorcycle into St. Lucie County. The Sheriff’s helicopter was able to locate and follow the suspect, who had reached speeds of 130 mph.
The suspect decided to stop near Indrio Road and Kings Highway and was apprehended by the Saint Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. He is being questioned by detectives. Any arrests will take place in Saint Lucie County.
Deputy Adamson, a 22-year law enforcement veteran, sustained an injury to his hand and head. He is being treated at a local hospital.
This crash caused traffic delays throughout Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this crash with an injury to a deputy: “We hope that the deputy has a speedy recovery from this with an unfortunate injury. Please always observe the posted speed limits. If you see the police involved in a high speed pursuit, please pull off of the road for safety.”
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