Florida Man Overdoses, Fights Off Melbourne Police

Scott Morris
Scott Morris (Photo Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

MELBOURNE, Florida – A man who Melbourne police say regained consciousness after being treated for an apparent overdose Friday evening fought off medics and injured an officer.

It all started when police were called to the 1400 block of Palmwood Drive by paramedics who had requested assistance with an unconscious man.

The man was identified as Scott Morris, 46, who woke up and began fighting off the first-responders who assisted him before police arrived.

Once Morris was revived from the apparent overdose, police say he got into a car and hit a fire truck as he drove out of the parking lot.

Morris was later found in front of Johnson Middle School where officers attempted to arrest him.

Melbourne police say one officer was injured while trying to detain Morris.

Officers then discovered two bags of cocaine Morris tried to hide in the police cruiser while he was being taken to the Brevard County Detention Center.

Morris faces multiple charges that include leaving the scene of an accident with property damage to the fire truck, resisting an officer and possession of cocaine.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.