Jockey drives away with deputy hanging on truck

Published On: Jul 02 2014 09:49:11 AM EDT
OCALA, Fla. -

A veteran jockey faces multiple charges after driving away from a traffic stop with a sheriff's deputy hanging on to his pickup truck.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports a deputy stopped the truck Sunday night after seeing an expired tag. A computer check found the owner's driver's license had been suspended seven times this year.

The deputy told 42-year-old Abdiel Toribio the reason for the stop and he couldn't find paperwork showing the vehicle belonged to him. When the deputy attempted to arrest him, Toribio drove off with the deputy partially inside the vehicle. The deputy pulled himself inside the truck and convinced Toribio to stop.

He now faces charges of resisting an officer with violence, driving with a suspended license and driving a vehicle without a tag.

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