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The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Wakulla County(Florida) Sheriff David Harvey. He gets the award for the following-

State Attorney Willie Meggs said today there's evidence Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey was drinking alcohol at the Wildwood Country Club before he crashed his SUV into the rear bumper of a parked car off Rehwinkel Road and left the scene.

A Tallahassee woman and her 13-year-old daughter, who were inside the car Harvey hit Friday night, were not hurt. Harvey reported the crash from his nearby house.

But witnesses at the Crawfordville club said Harvey was not impaired. Harvey was not tested after the crash.

"I have no evidence that he was driving under the influence," said Meggs, who couldn't say how many drinks Harvey had.

Meggs' office charged Harvey with leaving the scene of a crash, a second-degree misdemeanor, and cited him for careless driving.

The reason Harvey left the scene is that he was probably drunk. No test was done of him, even though department regulations require it if a Sheriff's employee is involved in a accident. Just another example of a chief law enforcement officer who thinks he is above the law.

Why don't I knucklehead those law enforcement who initially investigated the crash. There may be a reason for their behavior.

FHP sent the memo to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which faxed it to Gov. Charlie Crist's office Feb. 24. Spokesman Sterling Ivey said the governor's office hasn't made a decision about whether to ask FDLE to investigate. Advertisement

Burroughs spoke with three troopers and one supervisor at FHP, all unnamed in the memo, who said they felt Harvey was retaliating against them because they supported Creel. Allegations had been made against these four FHP personnel, although the memo doesn't specify what they are or who made them.

"Of elevated concern to me," Burroughs wrote, "is the fact that three of the troopers shared true concerns of retribution to them or their families since they live and work in Wakulla County. In light of this concern, I have provided you with a bulleted list of 'facts and circumstances' that can be attested and witnessed to by the four troopers or other acquaintances."

The incident involving the sheriff was the second of about 30 bullets. One bullet item says troopers in Wakulla County "are genuinely concerned that WCSO is not above planting evidence on them or their families."

That memo might be an attempt by the FHP to try covering their ass but Harvey does have a history of intimidation.

Wakulla County(Florida) Sheriff David Harvey is today's Knucklehead of the Day.


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