Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fleeing Driver Charged After Crash With Deputy's Vehicle

Deputy Treated For Injuries At Hospital
LABELLE, FL. -- On 11/30/13 at about 12:30 am, a 2004 Ford Expedition crashed with a Hendry Sheriff's Deputy patrol car. 

The Expedition was traveling east on Cowboy Way as a 2014 Ford Taurus, a Hendry Country Sheriff's patrol car was traveling behind it.

The Expedition, driven by Ignacio Giron Arregwin, 45 of LaBelle, stopped in the roadway for no apparent reason. The deputy, Clifton George Green, 45 of Clewiston, braked but failed to stop in time. The front of the patrol car collided into the rear of the Expedition. 

After the collision, the SUV's driver fled the scene traveling about one-third of a mile to his residence. A passenger, Antonio Caballero, 49 of LaBelle was also in the Ford. 

About 20 minutes later Arregwin was apprehended by police and later charged by FHP with hit and run (felony), driving without a driver license, and stopping in the roadway. 

The deputy was treated for minor injuries at Lehigh Regional Hospital and released said FHP Trooper George Smyrnios.


  1. Anonymous5:03 PM

    He was not fleeing until the officer that was following to closely (and the officer should be ticketed for following to closely and reckless driving) rear-ended him. Then he fled for a reason (No driver License). Just don't like Mr. Browns miss leading title. Pretty lame trying to drum up sensationalism are ya!

  2. Anonymous5:09 PM

    There was a flock of swans in the road and I stopped for them as opposed to having them hit my windshield. Damm get off my azz said the Expedition to the pxg.

  3. Anonymous7:26 PM

    excuse me?
    if I had hit that truck in the rear end, I would have been cited for following too close and failure to stop
    the fact the driver had other charges is irrelevant, the deputy is at fault in this accident. Folks, cops are not above the law, as the editor here seems to believe.