Habitual Traffic Offender Arrested In Bratt After Trying To Outsmart Deputy

August 12, 2022

A habitual traffic offender was arrested this week in Bratt after allegedly trying to outsmart an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Joshua Thomas Lange Johnson, 36, was charged with multiple criminal traffic offenses, including felony driving with a suspended license habitual offender and operating a motorcycle without a license. He was released on a $9,500 bond, according to jail records.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a motorcycle estimated to be traveling above the posted speed limit on North Highway 99 near Bratt. As the deputy attempted to catch up to the motorcycle, the driver pulled into the driveway of a home on North Highway 99 near Amerson Drive. The deputy returned to find Johnson and his passenger standing in front of the home.

According to an arrest report, Johnson had no business at the home and had pulled into the driveway in an attempt to avoid the deputy and a traffic stop.

According to records, Johnson’s driving privileges have been suspended indefinitely in Florida, and he is classified as a habitual traffic offender. He also had an outstanding warrant for other traffic offenses.

The passenger on the motorcycle was not charged with any crime.


9 Responses to “Habitual Traffic Offender Arrested In Bratt After Trying To Outsmart Deputy”

  1. Bamalaska on August 16th, 2022 5:04 pm

    OhYouKnow the moose and caribou are pretty big here. You can’t dodge em you RIDE em. We have lots of prison space and lots of Moose. Why come to Alaska it’s always dark,frozen, and foreign. Save you self. STAY AWAY!!

  2. Willum on August 13th, 2022 5:29 pm

    Yuuup he will never learn

  3. Ed on August 12th, 2022 11:04 pm

    I hate seeing old friends and people of my generation falling off the wagon. He needs a lesson, hopefully the judge gives him one.

  4. r on August 12th, 2022 11:18 am

    It’s the scofflaw …. he finally was brought to justice

  5. Charlotte R Bates on August 12th, 2022 11:06 am

    This is a case where he should spend his time in jail for the length of his suspended license. Otherwise, you let him loose and I would about bet my last dollar he’ll drive again, and he may just kill someone this time. Five years in prison just may straighten him up.

  6. retired on August 12th, 2022 9:16 am

    He will never learn. Give him the max.

  7. OhYouKnow on August 12th, 2022 8:04 am

    A habitual traffic offender caught driving will face:

    Third-degree felony charges;
    Up to a $5,000 fine; and
    Jail time of up to five years.

    Buddy you need to move to Alaska and start dodging Caribou and cops while racking up tickets there. Florida doesn’t need people like you here.

  8. sam on August 12th, 2022 6:51 am

    did he promise not to do it again? really? you know he’s still doing it.

  9. Edward Kessler Jr on August 12th, 2022 5:36 am

    Well, look who made the big time!

    Should have been in jail months ago when he almost killed a girl on an ATV, or one of the previous DWS or drug arrests he’s had.

    And WHY is he allowed to bond out?

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