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PBSO deputy fired, accused of intentionally causing a crash into ex-girlfriend

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 17:39:44-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy has been fired, after investigators say he intentionally caused a crash with his ex-girlfriend, who is also a deputy.

PBSO investigators say deputy Stephen Bailey intentionally caused his ex-girlfriend's car to flip over, by driving into oncoming traffic.

According to their report, investigators say the crash happened late at night in November 2018 when Bailey, who was off duty, pulled his car in front of his ex-girlfriend's car as she drove to work, causing her vehicle to flip and land on the roof.

According to Bailey's arrest report, one detective believed he intentionally pulled out in front of her.

Earlier in the day, they say the ex-girlfriend had broken up with Bailey. The female deputy suffered a fractured finger and minor injuries in the crash.

Bailey was arrested a few days after the crash for culpable negligence, after investigators say his statements to them were inconsistent.

The charges were dismissed in July of this year after Bailey completed anger management.

He was fired from the sheriff's office in August.