March 4, 2020 - Prosecution Waived in Javier LOPEZ AYALA Bicycle Arrest

Today (Mar 4), Assistant State Attorney Jennie Hayes filed a Notice of No Information dismissing the Fleeing or Attempting to Elude (F3), and Resisting an Officer Without Violence (M1) charges stemming from the arrest of Javier LOPEZ AYALA in Oviedo on February 8, 2020, by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Prior to the dismissal of the criminal charges, LOPEZ AYALA resolved a civil traffic citation issued for failing to obey a stop sign arising from the same incident.
The arrest occurred after LOPEZ AYALA was observed on his bicycle failing to obey an intersection stop sign. Seminole County Deputy Matre, who was engaged in traffic enforcement in the area, reported he attempted to effect a traffic stop of LOPEZ AYALA who did not respond to his commands, and continued to ride away on his bicycle.
In a statement State Attorney Phil Archer said, “In order to keep our children safe, it is important that all persons using the roadways be aware of and follow Florida’s traffic laws, including the need to comply with an officers commands.” He went on to say, “However I believe the civil citation that was issued in this case adequately and reasonably addresses those concerns without the need to pursue any further criminal charges.”
Todd Brown
Public Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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