Man Who Fled Scene Of 2 Crashes, 1 Of Which Injured A Deputy, Extradited To Flagler

By on December 11, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – The man who is accused of fleeing the scene of two crashes in November, one of which injured a Flagler County deputy, was extradited to the Flagler County jail on Saturday.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) says 74-year-old James Rex Voorhees, of South Carolina, fled the scene of a crash near State Road 100 and I-95 in Flagler County on November 22. FCSO Deputy Bret Wood pursued Voorhees, but Wood crashed his motorcycle during the pursuit. Wood sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his chin, chest, and arms. He has since recovered from his injuries and returned to duty.

Voorhees’s license had been suspended since July 2016, according to FCSO. Voorhees was arrested on November 29 at his home in South Carolina after he contacted FCSO and indicated that he was aware of the warrant for his arrest. FCSO then alerted The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and Voorhees was taken into custody without incident. He was booked in Beaufort County while he awaited extradition to Flagler County.

Voorhees faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident with injury, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and driving with a suspended license with knowledge. He is being held on $6,000 bond.

For earlier reporting on this story, click here.

(Voorhees’s mugshot courtesy FCSO)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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