Timothy Hogue is accused of breaking into cars and fleeing police

Full throttle, no brakes, tattoo crash

Timothy Hogue, who has a neck tattoo that reads “Full gas, no brakes,” is accused of breaking into cars and fleeing police in Polk County, Florida. He crashed into a parked car at speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, officials said. Officers arrested him and a woman on Nov. 13, 2013, on numerous burglary charges. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

He has a neck tattoo that reads “full throttle, no brakes,” but police say he doesn’t appear to be a good driver.

Officers in Polk County, Florida, responded to a neighborhood around 3:30 a.m. Monday on a report of a man and woman trying to break into vehicles. An officer spotted the suspect’s car, a white 2006 Cadillac CTS, and attempted to stop it, but the driver did not stop. The driver, later identified as Timothy Allen Hogue, 37, then sped past another officer but realized he had missed the only exit into the neighborhood.

The officer had blocked off part of the street, and as Hogue tried to drive around the patrol car, he crashed into a parked vehicle The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a probable cause arrest affidavit reviewed by Law&Crime, Hogue was traveling at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. Officers took both Hogue and his accomplice, identified as 31-year-old Rebecca Kozub, into custody. Hogue suffered multiple cuts to his head and face, while Kozub suffered a broken leg.

The crash is captured on video.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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