ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after police pulled him over and found he was driving with a portion of a traffic sign embedded into his head.
Florida Highway Patrol says Leslie Richard Newton, 63, of St. Augustine was driving a gray Camaro eastbound on SR 16 when he hit a sign. He then continued driving and was eventually pulled over on U.S. 1 just north of SR 16 with a portion of the traffic sign in his head.
Newton was transported to U.F. & Shands Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.
Officers believe alcohol is a factor. Nobody else was involved in the incident.