PALMETTO -- A silver alert has been canceled for a 79-year-old Palmetto man after he was found safe in Pasco County, authorities said.
Harold Young was reported missing Friday and had last been seen in the 900 block of Ninth Street East in Palmetto, according to the alert.
His wife alerted police after Young, who suffers from dementia, managed to get away in the car, according to Palmetto Police Deputy Chief Scott Tyler. His condition restricts him from driving.
Young was found driving northbound on Interstate 75 by Pasco County Sheriff's deputies, Tyler said.
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Young is "OK" and was being reunited with his family Friday night, Tyler said.