• Man crashes car into building while fleeing from traffic stop


    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - A man is being charged with leaving the scene of a crash. 

    A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Thursday evening when the driver drove off.

    Clarence Young, 30, saw the blue and red lights and fled from the deputy in his Ford Explorer, according to police.

    Young tuned onto Southwest Justice and hit a building at 148 N. Marion Ave., then fled on foot.  The building had approximately $10,000 worth of damage. 

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