Man Faces Charges in Deaths of State Trooper and Truck Driver, Arrested Multiple Times in Broward County

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Broward County man is facing charges in the deaths of a state trooper and a truck driver after a tragic incident on Interstate 95. Michael Addison, 30, was arrested several times, with officials also stating that he was wanted on two warrants related to aggravated battery and weapons charges.

The Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James Zachary Fink was led on a chase by Addison, resulting in a crash that killed the 26-year-old trooper and the truck driver. This unfortunate incident has left many questioning Addison’s motives for speeding away from Fink and the other state trooper who chose not to pursue him.

Court records reveal a history of criminal activities by Addison, including probation revocation for choking his ex-girlfriend and failing to pay related fees. Additionally, Addison was involved in creating a fake ID and attempting to open debit card accounts with it. He also faced charges for stealing iPhones and was accused of punching a woman in the face and dragging her outside a hotel room.

Prosecutors abandoned some of the cases against Addison, citing lack of evidence or victim cooperation. Court records from Miami-Dade County show that Addison received probation for various weapons charges, including possession on school property, in 2019. He was also found guilty of burglary and grand theft charges in 2012 in Broward County.

This troubling history of criminal behavior and legal issues paints a concerning picture of Addison’s past. Details of the arrest report have not been released, and Addison is currently being held in the St. Lucie County Jail without bond. This tragic incident has left many mourning the loss of the state trooper and the truck driver, as authorities work to bring justice to the victims and their families.