Man who fled from trooper captured hours later

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.

A 35-year-old man bolted from a Florida Highway Patrol trooper Saturday night after being pulled over for reckless driving. He was found and arrested a few hours later.

Trevor Flum ran into a wooded area off the southbound side of State Road 93 and was pursued by the trooper on foot. The trooper lost sight of Flum, who then struck the trooper in the head with a large tree branch, knocking the officer to the ground, according to FHP reports

The trooper was fine and reported to work Sunday.

Flum was found Sunday morning behind a gas station on the west side of the interstate in Micanopy by an Alachua County deputy and a FHP trooper.

"He pretty much gave up, he was exhausted," FHP Sgt. Mark Weber said.

Weber said Flum may have been intoxicated when he was pulled over Saturday night, but he fled before the trooper could complete sobriety testing.

Flum will face charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest with violence, escape and reckless driving.

Weber said Flum has a history of criminal activity. Records show Flum was released from Leon County Jail four days before the incident.

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