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Police: Man refused to move for helicopter landing

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 09:15:00-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man was arrested after deputies say he refused to move his car so a helicopter could land and transport a victim to the hospital after a serious car accident.

Authorities in central Florida's Volusia County say 26-year-old Tessa George lost control over her vehicle Thursday and struck a tree. Deputies called for a helicopter to airlift George to a hospital and blocked off traffic for the landing. But deputies say James Allen, a 52-year-old physician's assistant, refused to move his car.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports Allen was charged with failure to obey police-fire department orders and resisting an officer without violence. He was released on his own recognizance Friday from a county jail.

Allen could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.


Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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