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Sweaty driver without pants flees, hits cruiser, Martin County Sheriff's Office says

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 11:57:31-04

A sweaty driver who was not wearing pants led Martin County deputies on a chase Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies initially pulled the driver over near an I-95 rest area after an off-duty Border patrol agent saw the car driving erratically.

When deputies approached the driver, later identified as 48-year old Frederick Petrone of Deerfield Beach, they said he was sweating profusely and missing pants.

He then took off and at one point rammed a deputy’s cruiser, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies eventually took Petrone into custody after using stop sticks to disable his car.

He said crack cocaine played a role in his decision to flee, the sheriff’s office said.

He was booked into the Martin County Jail and faces charges of fleeing and eluding, aggravated battery with a motor vehicle, DUI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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