Barlow, 27, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, and failing to obey. The press did not name an attorney for him.
According to the arrest report, the alleged hit-and-run crash occurred in Davie on January 27. Police officers reportedly noticed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the trailing vehicle purportedly attempted to capture the officers’ attention by honking and flashing her lights.
With the police in pursuit, the two vehicles eventually turned down a dead end and stopped. The woman in the trailing vehicle told the officers that the driver of the other vehicle, a Toyota Camry, had struck her some minutes ago.
The driver of the Camry allegedly tried to leave the scene, making a U-turn while sticking his middle finger out at a pursuing police officer. However, the driver then lost control of the vehicle and struck a sidewalk, disabling his vehicle.
The driver was identified as Barlow, who immediately told the officer that he “wasn’t driving” even though he was the only person in the car. The officers searched his name and discovered that he had two active warrants for operating a vehicle on a suspended license.
Barlow was placed in the police patrol car, where he allegedly became violent. He kicked the vehicle’s door and banged his head on the partition. He also made racist statements about one of the officers and claimed that his father would hunt down and kill the officer, the report said.
Barlow continued to threaten the officers as he was transported to a nearby medical center. He was cleared by medical personnel and was transported to jail.
Another car crash was reported in Palm Beach County last week. Fire rescue worker John Michael Gratton of Coral Springs was arrested on DUI charges after he allegedly crashed into five vehicles.
Gratton, 38, faces multiple charges, including DUI damage with personal injury, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence. He was ordered held on $3,000 bond.
According to the police report, the alleged DUI car crash occurred on January 19. Gratton was driving a pickup truck at a high rate of speed while under the influence when he crashed into four vehicles. The collision pushed one of those cars into a fifth vehicle.
Gratton ran away from the scene on foot and was found hiding under some bushes by Davie police. The officer who found him reported that he was stumbling, had blood shot, glassy eyes, and slurred speech. He refused to take a blood alcohol test.
Gratton is a driver for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
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