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ATV joyride through Winter Haven ends in arrest

2:05 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- A Winter Haven man's decision to take a joyride on an ATV early Wednesday morning landed him in jail.

Winter Haven Police say around 2:36 a.m. on Jan. 2, officers spotted Phillip Robinson on a Honda ATV heading down 6th Street at Ave. L, NW without lights or a tag.

When they tried to stop Robinson, he sped off recklessly. He continued traveling roadways, through numerous parking lots, neighborhoods, and open fields. He was eventually spotted at the Moose Lodge on Havendale Boulevard, approximately 2 miles from where officers saw him.

He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail for fleeing to elude, DUI, and reckless driving.

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