Police: Man refused to move for helicopter landing

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Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:50 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was arrested after deputies say he refused to move his car so a helicopter could land and transport a victim to the hospital after a serious car accident.

Authorities in central Florida's Volusia County say 26-year-old Tessa George lost control over her vehicle Thursday and struck a tree. Deputies called for a helicopter to airlift George to a hospital and blocked off traffic for the landing. But deputies say James Allen, a 52-year-old physician's assistant, refused to move his car.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( http://tinyurl.com/kf8mdby ) reports Allen was charged with failure to obey police-fire department orders and resisting an officer without violence. He was released on his own recognizance Friday from a county jail.

Allen could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com