After leading a police chase that went on at 115 miles per hour and tossing beer cans out his window, William Joseph Galloway wrecked his pickup truck. After he wrecked his truck the man took another swig of beer and gave the deputies who’d been chasing him the middle finger.
According to the authorities Galloway told them he was going to die fighting and swinging, however the use of a taser put that threat to an end.
Galloway of Winter Park is now being held on $8,000 bail in the St. Johns County jail. He’s been charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended or revoked license, aggravated fleeing, attempting to elude and resisting arrest without violence. No one was hurt.
The chase began about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper began following a pickup truck with no headlights heading north on Interstate 95 in Flagler County. Troopers and deputies watched the driver throw beer cans from his truck as he weaved through traffic at high speeds in heavy rain. The truck eventually spun off the road and crashed into a tree.
“The suspect rolled down his window and drank from a beer can while displaying his middle finger in defiance,” the report said.
When Galloway would not get out of the truck and started to reach for his glove box, a deputy fired a 15-second Taser stun gun burst, the report said.
Galloway told deputies he would have fought them all if he had not been jolted with the Taser, the report said.
Galloway passed out several times after telling officers he had been taking methamphetamine and drinking alcohol all day, the report said.
Why do a lot of these type of stories happen in Florida?