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West Boca High School student accused of hitting a deputy's vehicle, faces several charges

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 18:11:33-04

Bob Niemic says after a morning walk with his dog Mumba, his dog noticed a suspicious car on Greenbriar Court. "Barking like crazy and I knew the car didn't belong here," Niemic says.

He called police.

When a sheriff's office deputy arrived, he drove up to the suspicious car.

"They didn't actually block the car in, but something happened where the car backed up into the police car and took off," Niemic says.

"Our deputy, at that point, put his hand out to protect himself when the car was coming back and he was injured in the wrist," Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Teri Barbera says.

The deputy got the car's tag number and detectives traced the plate to a West Boca Raton High School student and contacted School Board Police.  

"When our sergeant went into the administrative office to see if the kid could be there, he happened to be sitting there," Barbera says.

The student, who has not been identified, is now in custody and facing aggravated battery, hit and run with injuries and drug possession charges.

"Again, we stress see something, say something, he did the right thing by calling us," Barbera says.

 

 

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