Deputies find armed, dangerous man sought in hit-and-run crash

Sheriff's Office asked for help locating Daniel Westbrook

By Melanie Schultz - Media content editor

Daniel Westbrook (Photo provided by Clay County Sheriff's Office)

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office has tracked down a man deputies believe has information concerning a hit-and-run traffic crash Tuesday morning in Fleming Island.

Deputies said based on preliminary evidence, they believe Daniel Westbrook was the driver of a vehicle who refused to stop in what began as a DUI investigation. Westbrook, who also had passengers inside the vehicle, drove off before crashing, deputies said.

Westbrook ran off after the crash and the two passengers were detained and then arrested for separate charges, deputies said. Their names or charges were not available, yet.

The Sheriff's Office said Westbrook currently does not have a driver's license and possibly has a warrant out from Marion County. 

Westbrook was considered to be armed and dangerous and was found at the Intowne Suites in Orange Park and was being questioned.

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