Man issued 50 traffic citations in one day
The Associated Press
Published: Friday, February 6, 2009 at 4:45 a.m.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A Martin County man has been arrested on more than 50 traffic citations - all in one day.
Boynton Beach police said 46-year-old Elvis Alonzo Barrett fled from police trying to stop him for a traffic violation Thursday morning. Police said he ran through red lights, crashed into another car and a fence.
Police said they found crack cocaine and a crack pipe in his car.
Barrett faces several charges, including fleeing and eluding and reckless driving.
He was also issued more than 50 traffic citations on charges including speeding, running red lights, and not wearing a seat belt.
Police said Barrett has a lengthy criminal history and his driver license was suspended.
A phone number listed for him was not in service Thursday night.
Upon learning of this incident, the State Farm Insurance Company immediately notified the Florida Insurance Commission that they would withdraw their proposal to stop offering homeowners insurance in Florida if state regulators would allow them to drop Mr. Barrett as a policy holder.
"Hello, State Farm? It's Elvis. Again...."