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K9 Deputy Craig Lariz
Assigned to K9 Unit
On April 15, 2016 at approximately 12:59 am, K9 Deputy Craig Lariz was conducting a traffic stop on SR 574 just east of Falkenburg Road. K9 Deputy Lariz's emergency lights were activated. While Deputy Lariz was in his vehicle, a 2015 Dodge Journey traveling westbound on SR574 struck the left rear of Deputy Lariz's marked 2015 Tahoe. The impact caused the Dodge Journey to roll over and come to final rest on SR574. Shelby exhibited signs of impairment, admitted to drug use and blood was taken pursuant to consent.
The stopped vehicle nor the occupant were struck or injured as a result of the crash.
K9 Deputy Lariz was treated and released for his injuries. Shelby was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.