ORANGE PARK – Bond was revoked Monday for a man facing charges for habitually driving with a suspended license following an April 14 crash that left a Jacksonville man with third-degree burns over …
ORANGE PARK – Bond was revoked Monday for a man facing charges for habitually driving with a suspended license following an April 14 crash that left a Jacksonville man with third-degree burns over 90% of his body.
Judge Don Lester sent Middleburg’s Clifford Thomas Ringer, 41, back to the Clay County Jail without bond after he was ticketed on July 2 for running a red light, less than three months after he posted a $753 bond following a fiery crash on Wells Road and Debarry Avenue.
Ringer has a lengthy record of traffic citations, according to county records, including five for driving with a suspended license.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Ringer was driving a pickup truck when he rear-ended a car driven by 23-year-old Gavin Conroy. Conroy’s car then ran into a car driven by a woman and Ringer’s trailer collided with a car driven by another woman.
Conroy’s car burst into flames. He was taken to UF Health’s Shands Burn Unit in critical but stable condition with third-degree burns over most of his body. He faces more than a year of recovery and rehabilitation in the hospital and he’s already had several fingers and both legs amputated.
While Conroy continues to fight for his life, Adamec Harley-Davidson of Orange Park and the Orange Park Hog Chapter have organized a fundraising cookout at the dealership to help with his bills.
The cookout will be on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ringer was charged with careless driving, driving with a suspended license involving an injury and driving with a suspended license with at least three prior convictions. He paid a $187 fine for the careless driving citation. Records show Ringer has been cited more than 40 times.
Following the latest ticket for running a red light, prosecutors filed a motion on July 28 to revoke Ringer’s license.
Ringer’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 15.
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