Overstreet man arrested after traffic crash

Kenneth Norris Rogers

Kenneth Norris Rogers

Special to The Star
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 15:12 PM.

An Overstreet man was arrested Thursday for aggravated battery and leaving the scene of accident involving property damage after he chased and crashed a vehicle he believed was driven by his ex-wife, Gulf County Sheriff’s Office investigators said.

Kenneth Norris Rogers, 43, was initially taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon.

A 9-1-1 caller reported that a van had collided with her vehicle on State 71 and Fleming Curve and had fled the scene.

Shortly thereafter, Sgt. John Murnan located the suspect vehicle and identified Rogers, who said he thought the other vehicle was his “ex-wife’s van.” Rogers told Murnan he had stopped to check on the driver.

Rogers was taken back to the scene of the crash following a chase, where he was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to vehicle or property, a second-degree misdemeanor.

He was transported to the Gulf County Jail.

During a follow-up investigation, investigators discovered Rogers had tailgated the victim from the Gulf and Calhoun County line into Wewahitchka.



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