Man Arrested After Crashing into Leon Co. Deputy

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

Tallahassee, Florida - December 1, 2011 -

At approximately 7:08 pm on September 30, 2011, Deputy Jason Glover was driving a Leon County Sheriff’s Office marked patrol car east bound on Blountstown Highway just west of Geddie Road. A 2009 GMC truck driven by James Adkins, 54, was traveling west bound on Blountstown Highway. The truck crossed the center line, striking the patrol car and a 1997 Dodge Caravan, driven by Jessica Stephens, 26. Two juveniles riding in the Caravan were not injured. All three drivers were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained during the crash.

Adkins’ blood alcohol level was later determined to be 0.250. On 30 November 2011, Adkins was arrested and taken to the Leon County Jail.


James Adkins

DOB: 08-09-1957

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol causing Property Damage (2 counts)

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  • by BMW Location: Tallahassee on Dec 2, 2011 at 03:34 AM
    Crash-September 30th, October 30th, Arrest-November 30th. What were we waiting for! Yes, I know to see how mush more damage he could do or maybe kill someone!
  • by ne tally Location: ne tally on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    really at his age and a blood level he had that is ridiculous. He is a a no good drunk.
  • by Anonymous Location: 20 on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Well let me start off saying that I know both the driver of the tree truck and everyone that was in the minivan. Regardless of what anyone thinks Jay is a good person with a bad habit. Can't no one especially anyone form highway 20 say that you haven't driven home from the bar or a party drunk atleast once. The difference he caused an accident and you got lucky. Before you cast stones at someone maybe you should sit back and reflect at the bad things you've done. He knows what he did was wrong and that he hurt people so that's step 1 in learning from his mistakes and trying to get right.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:14 PM in reply to Anonymous
      our prisons are full of people who are good people with bad habits who just made a mistake.....oh no wait, they are all innocent
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      by Huh? on Dec 2, 2011 at 01:54 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Your an idiot. While H2O doe's seem to have more than it's share of trash like you it also has some of the most decent people that you can find anywhere among it's numbers.
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      by BSB on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:17 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Are you saying the family in the mini van he hit are the lucky ones? If you know the family in the mini van then you would know that this guy would not have been in good shape if the husband was in that mini van. I say HE is a lucky old drunk! Your friend knew by drinking and getting behind the wheel will put himself and others in danger. He was also in a company vehicle. But hey, he's a nice guy. I'm from 20, I partake in beer and I have enough sense not to drive. I value my privilege to drive and my freedom to do so and will NEVER put myself or my family in jeopardy. My job is to keep idiots like this guy from hurting them. Sounds to me you are sticking up for him because you are guilty of the same. All is fun 'till someone gets hurt.
  • by Jack on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    This man should be given no jail time and deferred adjudication Just Like TPD and the States Attorney like to do it.
  • by Jack on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    This man should be given no jail time and deferred adjudication Just Like TPD and the States Attorney like to do it.
  • by now thats funny ! Location: smoke land on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    i don't care who you are, thats funny.
  • by willkikkya on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    lol, we've got one drunk too many here in the county, you intelligent, well paid, aristocrats in the crime capital of the state can keep this loser.
  • by Vic on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    dui charged: simple just make a deal with the asst d/a jeremy mutz and avoid any jail time.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM in reply to Vic
      Mutz doesn't do DUIs any more.
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        by Alice C on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:51 PM in reply to
        It is obvious he didn't do them before!
  • by Crooked Televangelist With Perfect Hair Location: NOT Drinking And Driving on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    It is unfortunate that this incident did not occur in Wakulla County. My understanding is that WCSO operated vehicles and private vehicles are allowed to crash into each other without penalty while at least one of the drivers is impaired. Am I understanding that correctly?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM in reply to Crooked Televangelist With Perfect Hair
      Harvey isn't sheriff anymore.
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        by anon on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:05 PM in reply to
        If he's not in charge why have they not done an internal audit ? You don't change command without doing that.
  • by Anon on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    It is not uncommon to make an arrest like this several months later. If you will note, the article said he was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. If an arrest were to have been made at the time of the crash, the tax payers would have to pay the medical bills for the injured defendant (as he is in the custody of and the responsibility of the County after arrest). If the arrest is made after the defendants recovery (by issuance of a warrant), the defendant has to pay his own medical bills. Smart Move actually.
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      by TJ on Dec 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM in reply to Anon
      Thank you for clarifying. He must have required some physical therapy as well.
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