A San Antonio man driving erratically on Interstate 10 near Crestview Thursday was taken into custody after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies used spike strips to stop his fleeing car.
32-year old James Rodriguez told deputies he has never had a drivers license.
Multiple motorists reported him driving extremely slowly in the eastbound lanes around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, swerving all over the roadway, and nearly hitting numerous vehicles.
He refused to stop for deputies and sideswiped a patrol car.
After running into the median Rodriguez became unconscious and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a suspected heroin overdose.
He is charged with hit and run leaving the scene of an accident, DUI with property damage, fleeing and eluding with disregard to safety, and driving without a valid license.