A Palm Beach County deputy with a history of violent acts toward police officers was arrested in Wellington for breaking a man’s nose during a bar fight.
Jason Tucciarone, 41, was arrested last Monday night for punching an equestrian rider in the face and breaking his nose in a fight over a bar stool at a Wellington bar. A spokesman has confirmed they received a request from Contact 5 Investigators, but have yet to provide any documentation as of yet.
On December 18, 2004, Tucciarone was involved in a hit and run when he rear ended a police officer who was driving his personal vehicle to work and then drove away in what the officer described as an “aggressive and careless manner.” According to a report by WPTV, the officer, who was dressed in his uniform, followed the car into a shopping plaza and attempted to approach Tucciarone.
The officer then stated Tucciarone slammed on the gas and drove directly at him, as he was forced to move out of the way. Tucciarone swiped the officer’s car, but the case was dropped after Tucciarone entered a pre-trial intervention program. Four years later, Tucciarone was hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office as a deputy.
Tucciarone is currently on leave with no pay.
View the police report of the attempt to run over an officer from December 18, 2004 here.