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December 07, 2012
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Fla. police pull over man with traffic sign in head

Part of a sign went through the suspect's windshield and was embedded in his head

By PoliceOne Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Fla. man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was pulled over by police who found he had been driving with a portion of a traffic sign lodged in his head.

Leslie Richard Newton, 63, was driving when he crashed into a median then a traffic sign, but continued driving. Apparently part of the sign went through his windshield and was embedded in his head, according to Action News Jax.

After officers pulled him over, he was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Nobody else was injured.






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