Overnight, Patrick Rempe (24) of Vero Beach rammed his 2002 Toyota into the front doors of building C at the Indian River County Jail barely missing a deputy who was outside of the jail. The glass on the doors shattered, but maintained integrity. Rempe then drove at a high rate of speed, ramming into the fence outside of building E causing damage to the fence. Rempe climed up the fence and became entangled in the razor wire on the inner perimeter of the jail. Indian River County Emergency Medical Services were called to remove Rempe from the fence. Rempe spit on one of the deputies after being removed. He was transported to Indian River Medical Center for treatment from injuries sustained during the crash and while entangled in the razor wire. Rempe admitted to deputies that he was “high on Flakka” and that he just wanted to visit friends who were in the jail.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “This is what drugs do to you. Flakka is poisoning our youth. Fortunately, none of our deputies were injured and our facility wasn’t compromised.” Rempe is currently being held under supervision at the Indian River Medical Center. Rempe faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of felony criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, driving under the influence, and possibly more.