• 3 arrested after fleeing ATV driver drags, injures Orange County deputy, officials say

    By: James Tutten


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Three people have been arrested after an ATV driver injured a deputy while fleeing law enforcement early Wednesday, deputies said.

    Officials said the deputy was patrolling the area of West Oak Ridge Road around 12:30 a.m. when he noticed three people smoking near a dumpster.

    The three subjects attempted to flee the deputy on an all-terrain vehicle and a dirt bike, deputies said.



    Officials said the ATV driver, Angel Morales, drove into the deputy, knocked him off balance and dragged him for nearly 10 feet.

    The injured deputy will be OK, officials said.

    Deputies said three people were arrested and face several charges, including fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers. 

    Another one of the three, Juliana Diaz-Rivera, bonded out of jail on March 28. She is accused of attempting to elude a deputy on an ATV.


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