Police recommend charges against Longwood commissioner following rollover car crash

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LONGWOOD, Fla. - Channel 9's Ryan Hughes has learned that the Longwood Police Department has recommended two serious charges against a Longwood city commissioner involved in a car crash last year.

Police said Butch Bundy was behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang in November when he allegedly ran a red light, causing the car to roll over twice. Bundy and passenger Christine Thompson were injured in the accident.

According to police, Bundy is facing charges of DUI resulting in a crash with serious bodily injury, and reckless driving resulting in a crash with serious bodily injury.

A police spokesman told Hughes that the Police Department forwarded those recommended charges to the state attorney's office, where the decision on whether or not to prosecute will be made.

"They're the ones enforcing the laws and they should definitely be at a higher standard and set an example for the community," resident Sean Robinson said when told of the recommendations.

Police said Bundy was speeding and drinking that night.

Bundy and Thompson have recovered from their injuries. Bundy returned to his commission job in December.

Hughes was told that prosecutors are waiting on blood samples taken from the commissioner after the crash and that the state attorney's investigation should be wrapped up by next week.

Bundy did not want to comment on this story.

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