MANATEE -- A 27-year-old man faces drug and other charges after he fled Florida Highway Patrol troopers who were running radar in Bradenton, according to authorities.
Clinton Kevin Benjamin Josey Jr. was arrested after he refused stop a white sedan he was driving. Troopers were running radar and tried to flag Josey down because he was speeding, according to FHP.
He continued to drive and crashed into two vehicles in the 5100 block of 34th Street West, temporarily closing the busy roadway.
After the crash, troopers said they found cocaine in Josey's car.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers were running radar on possible speeders on 30th Street West about 10 a.m. when the driver of a white sedan went by and the driver refused to stop.
Josey turned west onto 51st Avenue Terrace West and failed to stop at a stop sign as he attempted to turn north onto 34th Street West. He struck a black Volkswagon driven by a 43-year-old Ohio man, and also collided with a SUV, which overturned. The driver of the SUV was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Josey refused to show his hands to troopers so he was ordered out of the sedan at gunpoint and taken into custody. He was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Troopers said Josey faces charges of trafficking cocaine and fleeing to elude, as well as citations for running a stop sign and speeding.