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Monday, December 13, 2021

Winter Garden Christmas Parade canceled after driver crashes into route

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 10:21 AM

click to enlarge A couple was arrested after crashing their car along the route of a  Winter Garden Christmas parade. - ADOBE
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  • A couple was arrested after crashing their car along the route of a Winter Garden Christmas parade.

A Christmas parade in Winter Garden was canceled following a crash along the route.

The Golf Cart Christmas Parade was set to begin on Sunday evening when police say 27-year-old Terryus Baker crashed his car along the route. Authorities in Winter Garden say they were in the process of closing the roads when Baker approached a barricade at high speed. They claim that the vehicle almost hit an officer before continuing on to crash into another car.

Following the crash, police say Baker attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by an off-duty officer attending the parade.

In Baker's car were two children and 24-year-old Elizabeth Chavez. Chavez was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Baker is facing charges of driving without a valid driver's license, possession of narcotics without a prescription, child neglect, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and charges related to an outstanding warrant.

The parade was canceled following the incident.

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