FHP: Special enforcement operation in Alachua and Marion Counties

FHP: Special enforcement operation in Alachua and Marion Counties

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers from across the state will join local members of law enforcement for a special enforcement detail entitled “Staying Alive on I-75 and Florida’s Roadways” beginning Thursday, February 26, 2015, and concluding Monday, March 2, 2015. FHP units will heavily patrol I-75 in Alachua and Marion Counties. The emphasis for this initiative […]

One teen dead, one in critical condition following car crash

One teen dead, one in critical condition following car crash

Summerfield, Florida — One of the two brothers that was critically injured in an accident over the weekend has died. According to FHP spokeswoman, Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace, Codey Benoit, 18, a Belleview High School student, died at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 4:33 a.m. Monday. Codey’s brother, Travis Benoit, 14, remains in the pediatric intensive […]

FHP: Hit and run crashes on the rise

FHP: Hit and run crashes on the rise

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida has experienced an alarming increase in the number of fatal hit and run crashes during the last two years. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Students Against Destructive […]

FHP’s game plan for Super Bowl Sunday

FHP’s game plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, February 1, many Super Bowl parties will feature pizza, wings, and yes…alcohol. That’s why the Florida Highway Patrol is urging football fans to choose sides before the game: are you drinking OR driving? “Impaired driving is completely preventable,” said Colonel David Brierton, director […]

Man that killed trooper and two others, gets fines and suspended license

Man that killed trooper and two others, gets fines and suspended license

Ocala, Florida — Troy Thomas Owens, 23, will not face any jail time for hitting and killing three people, including Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard in a May 3, 2014, accident. According to court records obtained by Ocala Post today, Owens was adjudicated guilty and will receive a six month suspension on his license […]