FHP Trooper & Truck Driver Killed in Interstate Pursuit – Broward County Man Arrested Multiple Times

Port St. Lucie, Florida – A Broward County man, Michael Addison, is facing charges in the deaths of a state trooper and a truck driver after a tragic incident on Interstate 95. The man had a history of run-ins with the law, including arrests for aggravated battery and weapons charges.

According to court records, Addison’s probation was revoked in May 2022 after a domestic violence incident and failure to pay probation-related fees. Prosecutors were unable to proceed with the case after the victim declined to cooperate and there was no independent evidence to support the charge.

Addison’s criminal history includes charges related to theft, burglary, possession of weapons, and unpaid fines. He was also evicted from an apartment after owing thousands of dollars in rent.

The recent incident that led to the deaths of the trooper and truck driver unfolded after Addison led a state trooper on a high-speed chase. The trooper succumbed to his injuries, as did the truck driver, in the crash that ensued.

As the community mourns the loss of the victims, Addison remains in custody at the St. Lucie County Jail without bond. The arrest report pertaining to the incident has not been released to the public.

This tragic event has once again brought attention to the consequences of repeated encounters with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. It also sheds light on the challenges faced by prosecutors when victims are unwilling to cooperate or when there is a lack of independent evidence. The impact of such circumstances on public safety and the judicial process is a topic of ongoing concern and debate.