ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A traffic stop initiated over a car with no head lights on ended in multiple charges for man St. Petersburg police say was driving illegally when he fled from law enforcement.
Around 1:50 Wednesday morning, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted 37-year-old Cedric Haugabook driving without his headlights on US Highway 19.
When the trooper tried to stop Haugabook, the suspect fled into a parking lot and ended up hitting a curb, disabling his car.
After arresting the suspect for fleeing and eluding law enforcement and driving without headlights, the trooper discovered that Haugabook had been driving on a suspended license.
Police said that over the last seven years, his license had been suspended nine times.
Haugabook is also facing sexual assault charges against a minor.
In January, four charges of sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in 2009 were filed against the suspect.
Police say that due to the sensitive nature of those charges, no more information can be given.
Haugabook was taken to the Pinellas County Jail. His bond is set at $5,000.
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