October 18, 2012

James Wright Flipped Officers The Bird - Now Eating Bologna Sandwiches At The Aluchua County Jail

Gainsville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - James Wright, a 67-year-old Gainsville man was jailed Monday after he allegedly sped through the scene of an accident while giving officers the middle finger.

According to Gainsville Police, officers blocked off a roadway in both direction after a vehicle lost control and flipped on its side. Emergency vehicles were parked on both sides of the accident with their emergency lights flashing as rescue crews worked to process the scene.

Wright ignored the lights, barrels and emergency crews - and drove through the crash scene while extending his middle finger at officers. 

Another officer ordered Wright to stop, however he sped past her at 50 miles per hour with his middle finger extended again.

Investigators say Wright began speeding towards a third officer, and swerved into the median, missing the officer by less than 20 feet. Wright went on to flip off a total of five officers before he exited the accident scene. 

When officers caught up to Wright and pulled him over, Wright refused to unlock his door and step out of the vehicle.

A short time later, Wright had a change of heart and exited the vehicle. (we imagine that was the point where officers had their weapons drawn.)

Wright was booked into the Aluchua County Jail and charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest without violence, reckless driving, and failure to obey police. He is currently being held in lieu of a $16,000 bond.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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