Friday September 2, 2022

ROAD RAGE LEAVES ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND ONE IN JAIL

A woman managed to drive all the way into Martin County after being shot and critically wounded in a West Palm Beach road rage incident, according to police.

The 44-year-old Royal Palm Beach woman was following the suspect who shot her, West Palm Beach police said.

The shooting happened just after 8:15 Sunday morning on the 1800 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, when the driver of a red Nissan Altima shot the woman, who was sitting at a red light, police said.

Police said the victim followed the assailant onto Interstate 95 all the way up to Martin County until her condition deteriorated. The woman pulled over to wait for EMS and she was airlifted to a nearby trauma center nearly an hour after the shooting took place.

WPB Police arrested a 21-year-old Brien Golden Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle

Police said the shooting victim remains at the hospital. On Sunday, she was in critical condition, but by Thursday, police say her condition was improving

Police haven’t elaborated on what led up to the shooting.

Golden was taken to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Main Detention Center for booking. The investigation remains ongoing.

WOMAN BRINGS DRUGS TO INMATE WORK CREW PROGRAM IN OCKEECHOBEE

A woman participating in an inmate work crew program was arrested by deputies after they say she hid methamphetamine among her belongings.

The Okeechobee Sheriff’s Office said in some instances, instead of incarceration, people will get put on the weekend work crew as part of their community service hours under their sentencing obligations. Sheriff’s Office buses will bring participants to cleanup sites like Lock 7, public parks and roadways.

Deputies say 42-year-old Janelle Czech-Pasley was apart of the work crew when her supervisor believed drugs, specifically methamphetamines, were brought into the program. The Detention Corporal contacted K-9 units to sniff out any potential drugs on the site.

The sheriff’s office said Okeechobee Narcotics Detective Leland Schoonmaker and his partner Samba scouted the participants belongings. Samba alerted deputies to one backpack, belonging to Czech-Pasley.

Deputies said they searched Czech-Pasleys’ bag, methamphetamine was found hidden within a cigarette butt, she was arrested and charged with possession and placed on a $10,000 bond.

DRIVE SAFE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are reminding drivers to exercise caution this Labor Day weekend to ensure all Floridians Arrive Alive.

Labor Day weekend is a common signal to many as the unofficial end of summer; but for law enforcement across Florida, it signifies an increase in motorists traveling on the roadways and the importance of reminding drivers to stay safe and sober behind the wheel.

“Historically in Florida, more crashes occur on the Friday before Labor Day than any other day during the four-day travel period. No matter how far your destination may be, please remember to buckle up, slow down, and never drive impaired.”

 last year 4,016 crashes occurred from the Friday before Labor Day through Labor Day across Florida. During this four-day period, there were 41 fatalities from crashes – eight of which involved drugs and/or alcohol.

“FHP troopers will be out in force to remove impaired drivers and provide services to motorists who need assistance while traveling,”

 “No matter how you plan to celebrate this weekend, never drive impaired and always follow the rules of the road. Let’s make this a safe and happy Labor Day for all Floridians and visitors.”