FHP: Street racing cause of fatal crash, second driver sought

FHP: Street racing cause of fatal crash, second driver sought

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a Chevy Blazer they believe was involved in an April 21 street race which claimed the life of a 44-year-old man. According to an FHP crash report, Rufus Jim Donely was traveling eastbound on County Road 316 in his 1968 Chevy Camaro at a high […]

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

The Florida Highway Patrol released a video Wednesday of a chase which started when a trooper’s car was intentionally struck by another driver. An FHP trooper chased down and arrested the man who struck her patrol car as she conducted a traffic stop along Florida’s Turnpike after “clocking” that driver at 90 mph. According to […]

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Tallahassee, Florida – Beginning May 14, Drivers will see increased enforcement on buckling up. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will join multiple law enforcement and highway safety partners in participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The campaign ends June 3. “FHP is committed to raising awareness and educating the public. Not wearing […]

Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

Many individuals from all over the state attended the facility simply because they knew they could pass.

Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has issued a final order terminating its agreement with Key Power Driving School, Inc., a third-party commercial driver license (CDL) testing company with locations in Miami and Labelle. During an investigation into third-party CDL testing sites in Florida, the department found that Key Power […]

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Marion County  — Mark Hanson, 53, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hanson was traveling westbound on State Road 40 when, for unknowns reasons, he locked up his rear brake and dumped the motorcycle on its left side. According to the crash report, Hanson’s […]

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sergeant William Trampass Bishop died from his injuries after being struck by a car Saturday evening. FHP Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, said Sergeant Bishop was on patrol in Alachua County Saturday evening when he was struck on the southbound side of I-75 while standing outside of his patrol car. According to […]

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

  Law enforcement officials are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday inside West Marion Community Hospital, located at 4600 SW 46th Ct, Ocala. According to an inside source, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper brought in a man for evaluation after he called for help. Inside the hospital, the man allegedly became combative with a […]

Woman arrested after witnesses pulled her from an overturned vehicle

Woman arrested after witnesses pulled her from an overturned vehicle

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Saturday after she fled the scene of an accident on State Road 200. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dawn Haas, 35, was driving a 2016 Chevy eastbound on State Road 200 when she slammed into the rear-end of a 2013 Hyundai SUV, driven by 70-year-old Bernadette Cason. […]

Troopers take $43,805 from vehicle, no arrests made

Troopers take $43,805 from vehicle, no arrests made

Florida Highway Patrol troopers seized $43,805 Thursday during a traffic stop on I-75. Troopers said they stopped a Ford F-150 at Mile Marker 371 for a traffic violation, at which time they deployed a FHP K-9. According to reports, the dog alerted on the truck and troopers found the cash in the center console. The […]

Florida Highway Patrol will work doubletime to catch drunk, impaired drivers

Florida Highway Patrol will work doubletime to catch drunk, impaired drivers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Official Press Release) As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove […]

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

A Fort McCoy woman is being held on a $51,000 bond following a DUI crash. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that on Sunday, Suzana Bici, 23, who was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango, was traveling westbound in the vicinity of Northeast 16th Avenue Road and Northeast 245th Street Road, when she lost control of the […]

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Belleview, Florida — On May 18, the Florida Highway Patrol was notified of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 301, at the intersection of Southeast 125th Place, Belleview. According to FHP, Zachery T. Holt, 17, who was known by his friends as “Zach”, was walking southbound, adjacent to the roadway, when Vanisha […]

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

Belleview, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S 301. The crash involved a semi and GMC pick-up truck. FHP said that , the driver of the GMC, Joseph Grzeca, 56, of Beverly Hills, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Marion County Fire Rescue HAZMAT team responded to the scene to contain fuel […]

Prescribed burn near County Road 320

Prescribed burn near County Road 320

At the request of Paynes Prairie Preserve, the Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring a prescribed burn at Prices Scrub in northwest Marion County near County Road 320 west of Interstate 75. Smoke signs are in place and motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to fog/smoke-type […]

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

Ocala, Florida — Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Juan A. Marrero was conducting traffic enforcement on I-75 at Mile Marker 361 when he “clocked” a white 2009 Infinity SUV at 92 mph. Trooper Marrero then activated his emergency lights, at which time the driver failed to stop. According to reports, when Trooper Marrero performed a computer […]

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 […]

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 […]