Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Patrol: Middleburg Man Arrested in Wake of Crash; Hit-and-Run Wreck with Clay Sergeant Leads to Charges, Report Says

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Patrol: Middleburg Man Arrested in Wake of Crash; Hit-and-Run Wreck with Clay Sergeant Leads to Charges, Report Says

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Byline: Dan Scanlan

A 34-year-old Middleburg man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges in a March 24 head-on hit-and-run crash with a Clay County Sheriff's Office sergeant at County Road 218 and Blanding Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Alexander Gregory Pope of Stella Hall Road was charged with failing to stop at a crash resulting in serious bodily injury, driving while license suspended, no motor vehicle registration or proof of insurance and failure to yield to oncoming traffic, according to his arrest report.

Sgt. Matthew James Magish, 40, was driving south on Blanding about 8:20 p.m. when he tried to turn left onto the county road. As he did, a pickup truck drove into his police cruiser, the Highway Patrol said.

Authorities were looking for a dark-blue Ford F250 extended-cab pickup with front-end damage after witnesses said its driver got out after the crash, then drove off. Magish was treated and released from a hospital, according to the Sheriff's Office. …

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