Police vehicle hit attempting traffic stop

Courtesy of Orange Beach Police Department
Posted 1/22/18

On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 20 at approximately 9:07 a.m., the Orange Beach Police attempted to stop a dark green Honda Civic with black rims displaying a Florida license plate. The vehicle was …

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Police vehicle hit attempting traffic stop

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On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 20 at approximately 9:07 a.m., the Orange Beach Police attempted to stop a dark green Honda Civic with black rims displaying a Florida license plate. The vehicle was being operated by an unknown driver. The stop was for a speeding violation. The vehicle began to stop in the 28000 block of Perdido Beach Blvd (State Highway 182), then struck the officer’s vehicle without provocation. The vehicle had damage to the left side of the vehicle. The patrol unit was damaged but drivable, and the officer was not injured. The officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle eastbound on Perdido Beach Blvd. The vehicle continued into the state of Florida. Escambia County sheriff’s deputies spotted the car moments later in an area off Gulf Beach Highway, but the driver was able to elude deputies. Escambia County deputies continued to search the area for the vehicle. It is unknown if the vehicle is stolen as the tag displayed was a switched tag.

The green Honda Civic was later located unattended in Escambia Flordia. The suspect is believed to be a black male.

The Orange Beach Police Department, with assistance from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, has identified a person of interest the incident. Mickey McDonald Jr. may have information that will assist with the investigation.

A reward is also offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the driver of the vehicle. Amount of reward is dependent on information and level of cooperation. Anyone with information should contact the Orange Beach Police Department at (251) 981-9777. At the time of publication, no arrests had been made in this case.