Military vehicle stolen from Sanford Army Reserve Center

SANFORD, Fla. —A military vehicle was stolen overnight from the Army Reserve Center in Sanford.

The Humvee was stopped later in Deltona after the driver, 19-year-old Jose Quinones, was caught driving it erratically.

According to authorities, Quinones drove the vehicle from the reserve center near the Sanford-Orlando Airport to Deltona.

The Humvee was then spotted by another driver with no headlights or taillights and an orange traffic cone jammed under it.

Deputies pulled Quinones over and took him to the Volusia County Jail. He is charged with DUI, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, a drug offense and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Maj. Shawn Keller said the Humvee's have chains around the steering wheels.

"They were able to steer the wheel, the Humvee, well enough to maneuver it around the corner," he said. "There was a chain swooped around the steering well. This is one we will have to go back and tighten up all the chains to make sure they are secured."

There is a damaged fence and tire tracks throughout the reserve center.

Quinones is being held on $3,750 bond and will make his first appearance in front of a judge at 1:30 p.m.


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