Three arrested after fleeing ATV driver drags Orange County deputy nearly 10 feet

Three people were arrested after an ATV driver injured a deputy while fleeing from law enforcement on Wednesday.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said that one of their deputies was patrolling the area of West Oak Ridge Road on Wednesday when he approached three subjects smoking near a dumpster. The subjects immediately fled the scene on an ATV and dirt bike. 

The driver of the ATV, Angel Morales, reportedly ignored the deputy's lawful command to stop. He then drove the ATV into the deputy, who was knocked off balance and dragged for nearly 10 feet. 

The three subjects were soon arrested. 

21-year-old Angel Morales was arrested on charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer; aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude LEO; two counts of burglary of a structure with a motor vehicle; resisting officer with violence and criminal mischief.

20-year-old Alex Acevedo was also arrested but on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude LEO, one count of burglary of a dwelling and resisting without violence.

18-year-old Juliana Diaz was arrested on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude LEO, one count of burglary of a dwelling and resisting without violence.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina tweeted about the incident, saying that they were driving recklessly and endangering lives. 

 


 

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