Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Police Report

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Police Report

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Motorist sought after hit-and-run

MANATEE COUNTY -- A motorist who struck the rear of a patrol car causing a three-vehicle crash Monday night fled the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash involving a marked Florida Highway Patrol car happened around 7:53 p.m., on State Road 64 west of 26th Street West.

According to FHP:

A state trooper was going westbound on SR 64 attempting to stop a vehicle they were following when a car struck the rear bumper of the patrol car and pushed it into the vehicle in front of them. The trooper and the vehicle in front of them pulled over.

The trooper, Stephanie Peterson of Bradenton, and driver Bradley Parker, 23, of Glen Allen, Virginia, did not suffer injuries in the crash. …

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