QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced Thursday that one of its troopers found two missing juveniles during a traffic stop.
According to the FHP, at 1:15 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 10 eastbound in Gadsden County near mile marker 180, an officer pulled over a vehicle for allegedly speeding.
The Florida Department of Transportation notes that the Ben Bostic Road overpass is at mile marker 178.1, while the Interstate 10 to Pat Thomas Highway exit is at mile marker 180.6.
During an operator’s license check, the operator of the vehicle was found to be missing as a runaway juvenile from Arizona.
A second juvenile, who was also reported missing and may have been with the first juvenile, was also in the vehicle.
FHP says the dispatch contacted the Phoenix Police Department in Arizona.
The juveniles were turned over to a Florida Department of Children and Families child welfare investigator.