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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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