TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's 'move over' law may be on the books to protect public safety workers, but last week it led to the capture of a West Virginia fugitive.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper William Craig stopped a driver June 12 on State Road 528 for failure to move over for a Brevard County sheriff's deputy who was on a traffic stop.
According to the FHP, the nervous driver provided a false name, but using Rapid ID, a handheld fingerprint scanner, Craig positively identified the driver as Brett David Bowyer, who was wanted on an out-of-state warrant for child pornography.
Bowyer, 44, a high school counselor in Priceton, W.V., when he was arrested on child porn charges September. After he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
His story was featured on the television program America's Most Wanted last fall.
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