Harvey Investigative Report Released

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

In the midst of a review into the hit and run by Governor Charlie Crist and the FDLE, an 85 page report is released by the State Attorney containing pictures, interviews, and more--explaining how trouble began for Sheriff Harvey.

State Attorney Willie Meggs says his case with the Sheriff is over, as Harvey pleaded no contest to hit and run charges Tuesday. "We've done our job and the sheriff has accepted responsibility and he's ready to move forward I believe and be sheriff." said Meggs.

Before Harvey's plea, the State Attorney's Chief Investigator looked into the incident. The report contains recorded statements from Karla Wright and her daughter, 13 year old Kriesten Wright--the victims of the hit and run.

"I read in the paper, he was going like 45 miles, the speed limit. But he was, I could tell, going like way over it. Probably like 70 or something." said Kriesten Wright.

Karla Wright also explained the crash and how FHP was dismissed by Wakulla County deputies. She said, "That's what he said. He said that they were going to take back over cause it was one of theirs."

Regarding the issue of drinking, the report says Harvey was seen with one crown royal while playing golf earlier that day. It also says he purchased drinks for his friends.

In the report's conclusion it says there are no witnesses who can testify if Sheriff Harvey was impaired and there is no one who can testify as to how much he consumed. Finally, there was no blood test or urinalysis. However, Sheriff Harvey has publicly stated that alcohol was not a factor.

State Attorney Willie Meggs says Harvey is remorseful for his conduct and hopes he can reconcile with the community. We'll have more on wctv.tv as this story continues.

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  • by Diane Location: tally on Mar 6, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    I think they need to treat him like anybody else.Not a slap on the wrist and say everything will be taken care of just let us handle everything thats whats wrong with this country now the police dept wont handle the top people who do things wrong they just slip it under the rug.
  • by me Location: tally on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    mr harvey and mr meggs both need to go and sign up for AA class,they dont know what drinking and driving is,
  • by lawabiding Location: wakulla on Mar 6, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    can we go through all similar cases and see the outcome for them to see if they were in a county owned vehicle using county paid for gas to go to a country club to drink and play golf probably at the expense of county taxpayers he should get what he has given in others for these offenses, oh i forgot they werent in a county vehicle and dont wear a star shucks LOL
  • by Anonymous Location: crawfordville on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    I have a question for sheriff harvey,who was the woman with you that night?I know that the reason you left the secne of the accident was because you took her home first not wanting any one to know SHE was with you,so sheriff harvey who is this woman?would she not have been a witness to this and should'nt she had made a statement about said accident.Also why do you and your officers have above the law standards and we don't for example approx.2years ago one of your officers ran a red light and totaled this person's truck but he was the one sued by the county when it was NOT his fault.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    Wakulla taxpayers will need plenty of that stimulus money after Harvey gets sued. Go ahead and stick up for him. I don't like paying for other peoples' joyrides from hell.
  • by vixson Location: wakulla on Mar 6, 2009 at 04:23 AM
    ok. how can we view this "86" page report. The investigator that interviewed the victims (his name was on tv) is the Sheriffs best friend...come on what has happpened to our Panhandle.shame on all of you. What are you all drunks, liars, cover up the good ole boys,what come'on what gives. I will be at CJ's tonight leaving around 10:45 maybe side swipe 2 trucks but you can bet I am going home with no NO repricussions (sp) what's good for the Goose (Geese) good for the gander. Everbody go out drink only 1 hit and go home. Don't forget to call tomorrow and say I'm sorry. Tabs on you Meggs.. oh yeah porn movie after midnight my house!@!
  • by Tom Location: Thomasville on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:23 PM
    Sure wish i was a politician or a sheriff.
  • by Johnny on Mar 5, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    What Meggs did was tantamount to what Harvey did...A BIG COVER-UP !!! Meggs isn't woried about covering for the Sheriff since he is already retired, but back for more. I don't have a problem with the double-dipping Mr. Meggs. You earned that for all your years, but how you could compromise after all these years makes one think you had had a lot of practice compromising in your career. Even the most novice reader of law could plainly see your bias and cover-up tactics, without a single embarrassing blush. Your're good, real good...with Blagojevich's help, you could be a Senator !!!!!!!
  • by Johnny on Mar 5, 2009 at 09:08 PM
    Mrs. Wright was deprived a legal investigation, if because of nothing more than she felt she was deprived one because a deputy investigated versus an impartial traffic accident investigator. She seems to express regret that the trooper was dismissed from the scene. If she had her way, perhaps at least the Sheriff's Department should have done a muli-agency investigation. Under the No-Fault laws of Florida, Mrs. Wright is barking up the wrong tree. She will get only a nominal settlement from the agency (county -- if self-imdemnified). Mrs. Wright, your attorney can probably get you a deserved settlement in a civil action because Sheriff Harvey VIOLATED Sheriff's Department POLICY, which pulls him out from under colors of the Sheriff's Department and his State of Florida/Government immunity. After all, he did leave the scene in a government vehicle, and had been drinking (whether drunk or not) IN A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE. If Mr. Wolk only wants your PI case, hire one more attorney.
  • by Concern citizen Location: florida on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    He need to get what everybody else would have gotten. He's no better than anyone esle he made a mistake and he has to pay for it. That's what is wrong now with the world everybody want to hide things and brush it under the rug. Just because he holds a higher position doesn't mean he's God. If it was President Obama he would have to pay the price also. So you all do what you got to do to make this right and equal. Make him pay like if it was anybody esle. It's not right and you all know it. He did what he did make him pay. If we be honest the world would be a better place.
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