For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— A man who taunted deputies on his four-wheeler with a beer in hand is now in custody.
On Saturday evening deputies attempted a traffic stop on three four wheelers for driving on a county maintained road. Two of the four wheelers stopped on Windflower Street, a third fled from the stop. A white male driving the third four wheeler later returned to the traffic stop and began taunting the deputy and driving in circles in the middle of the road shouting “Come and get me!”
Shortly after additional deputies arrived in the area. When deputies turned down Margaret Boulevard the four-wheeler accelerated rapidly toward the front of the patrol and swerved around it. The suspect was seen holding a beer can in his left hand and yelling as he went by. The suspect then accelerated rapidly southbound on Watson Road and then turned onto Guinevere Lane.
Contact was later made at a residence where the four-wheeler was observed. Witnesses identified the male as Aaron Keith Clark, 24, of DeFuniak Springs
Deputies went out to Clark’s home residence on County Highway 192 and he was taken into custody. Clark told deputies he did not remember the incident due to being intoxicated. He stated he didn’t remember almost hitting a patrol car or running from deputies. Clark stated he was sorry for the incident.
Clark is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving. He was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail.