Thursday, February 04, 2010

Two Hendry Law Enforcement Vehicles Struck By Truck

Truck Runs Into Two Patrol Cars

CLEWISTON, Fl. -- A 2006 Dodge truck driven Tuesday morning about 2:30 a.m. by Clifford Earl III of Clewiston was traveling south on Hendry County Road 835 toward a Hendry County Deputy's 2009 Ford Crown Victoria and a Clewiston Police 2002 Ford Crown Victoria, both were properly parked on the west shoulder of CR 835 facing north on the sidewalk.

For unknown reasons Earl's truck failed to stay in the southbound lane and veered off the roadway almost striking the lead Hendry county Sheriff's department vehicle which was also properly parked on the west shoulder.

According to Hendry Deputy Sgt. Don Davis, 28, Jose Sanchez of Belle Glade, driver of the 2002 Crown Vic patrol car  advised that they had to jump out of the way in order to not be struck by Earl's truck.

Both of the patrol vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the crash. The truck then struck the first vehicle's front end, front right side with it's front end, front right side. After impact the 2009 patrol car was pushed backwards and made contact with the 2002 patrol car's
front end.
The truck came to final rest pressed onto the 2002 patrol car's front right side facing in a southwesterly direction. That patrol car came to final rest pressed onto the 2009 patrol car's front right side facing in a northerly direction.

The truck had $4000 in damage and the Henry patrol car $5000. Charges are pending against Earl as blood test are being made.


  1. Anonymous1:00 PM

    The suspect is a local business owner in Clewiston. Good to see he's representing the city well in what I'm sure was an alcohol related incident.

  2. Anonymous10:30 AM

    I guess he shows up as a pizza person on sunbiz.

  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    How do we know this was alcohol related? We need facts before we assume things that mite not be true.