PBSO Identifies Man Who Tried to Drown K9 AlexZimichi
It was a tough day for K9 Alex, but he got the suspect. Great Job Alex!
PBSO deputy attempted to stop for vehicle for speeding on Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
The driver pulled into parking lot then fled the scene, barely striking the deputy’s marked car placing her in fear for her safety.
The driver struck a curb at some point fleeing onto Lamstein Lane, disabling the vehicle which came to rest on Southern Blvd.
No chase occurred. The driver then ran into the SR-80 canal.
PBSO Helicopter, K9 and Fire Rescue responded as a result of the driver going into the canal.
He was subsequently taken into custody by K9 after trying to drown him.
Suspect was transported to Palms West for hypothermia and minor lacerations where he was admitted.
The vehicle contained crack, heroin and marijuana.
The driver will be charged with the following: possession with intent to sell heroin, cocaine and marijuana, fleeing and eluding,
aggravated assault with deadly weapon on Law enforcement officer, resist arrest without violence, battery on police dog and animal cruelty.