Driver Suspected Of Hitting FHP Trooper In Broward Arrested In New York


We told you about this a few weeks ago. A Florida State Trooper was hit by a car that had been pulled over when he crossed in front of the vehicle. The guy sped away and they found the car later. Now it looks like they arrested the guy in Queens, New York.

According to our partners at CBS12, Donnell Reddy was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, aggravated fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of a crash, among other pending charges "beyond this incident," according to FHP. “On behalf of the FLHSMV family, I wish Trooper Caballero the speediest recovery and thank him and all of our troopers for their selfless service every day as they put their lives at risk,” said Terry L. Rhodes, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

On May 25, Trooper Arsenio Caballero was assisting in a seatbelt enforcement detail on the Turnpike near the Hollywood Boulevard exit when Reddy violently hit Caballero with a white BMW. Reddy had been stopped by another FHP trooper conducting seatbelt enforcement, according to the FHP. As Caballero was across the exit ramp to the west shoulder of the highway, Reddy hit him, sending him flying over the hood of the car and causing Caballero to break his arm. Caballero is still recovering from his injuries, the FHP said. Reddy was arrested last Friday and is awaiting the extradition to Florida.

The FHP Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII) worked with Florida’s Turnpike Authority, SunPass, the New York Division of the FBI Taskforce, the NYPD, state partners and additional sources on the investigation to catch Reddy. “The safety of every member of the Florida Highway Patrol is and will always be my number one priority,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “I commend our troopers for the hard work and dedication they provide the residents and visitors to the state of Florida each day.”