Man Hits Golf Cart, Calls In Bomb Threat

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email

PANAMA CITY BEACH - Front Beach Road, between Zoo World and Dirty Dicks, was closed for a couple of hours Saturday morning because of a bizarre situation involving a wreck and a bomb threat.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jose Trinidad Sanches-Uriostegui, 29, of Roswell, Georgia, hit a golf cart around 7:30 a.m. at Joan and Laird Street. FHP says Sanches-Uriostegui was headed east on Laird when his Jeep Cherokee went up onto the sidewalk and across a parking lot, hitting the golf cart.

Both people riding in the golf cart were ejected. One of them was taken to Bay Medical Center/Sacred Heart in critical condition.

61-year-old James Kimbrell and 57-year-old Rita Kimbrell were driving the golf cart when Uriostegui hit them. Both are Alabama residents.

Sanches-Uriostegui was also taken to Bay Medical in serious condition. But not before racking up even more charges.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office says Sanches-Uriostegui made an anonymous call to 9-1-1 claiming there was a bomb in the SUV that hit the golf cart. The Sheriff’s Office brought in a K-9 deputy which alerted to the vehicle.

The Bomb Squad checked things out, but did not find a bomb. The substance that the K-9 deputy alerted on was a container of Peroxide, which can be used to make explosive devices.

Front Beach reopened around 10:45 a.m.

Sanches-Uriostegui faces multiple charges. In addition to hitting the golf cart and calling in a bomb threat, the Sheriff’s Office says Sanches-Uriostegui also hit an EMS worker.

Damage to the Golf Cart is estimated at about $12,000.


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