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PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/TRAFFIC INTERVIEW OF ALFRED SCHROEDER
(The following may contain unintelligible or misunderstood words due to the recording quality.) FAZZINO: I'm Investigator Fazzino of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, conducting a criminal investigation. This interview is being conducted at Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station number 27. That'll be in the Village of Wellington, Florida. Uh, today's date is March 4th, 2010. The time is now 2:50 p.m. Uh, person -- persons present at this interview are Investigator Fazzino and Firefighter Paramedic Alfred Schroeder. This sworn interview is being taken in relation to a crash that occurred on February 12th, 2010. Uh, the crash occurred at Lake Worth Road and 120th Ave., in the Village of -- Village of Wellington. Uh, at this time, this will be a sworn, tape-recorded interview taken by a law enforcement officer, pursuant to section 117.10 of the Florida Statutes. Please raise your right hand. Do you swear or affirm that the statement you're about to give will be the whole truth and nothing but the truth? SCHROEDER: Yes. FAZZINO: Okay. What I just need you to do is sign on the X. (Unintelligible).

SCHROEDER: All right. FAZZINO:

Please state your full name.

SCHROEDER: Alfred Henry Schroeder III. FAZZINO: SCHROEDER: FAZZINO: Please state your home phone number. And your current address?

SCH ROEDER: Area code FAZZINO: SCHROEDER: FAZZINO: Okay. And your current occupation? And your work phone number?

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SCHROEDER: Uh, Fire Rescue lieutenant paramedic. FAZZINO: Okay. And how long you been a lieutenant for?

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SCHROEDER: Uh, since April. FAZZINO: All right. And how long you been with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue?

SCHROEDER: Twenty-four years. FAZZINO: Good for you. I'm gonna bring your attention back to February iz", 2010, approximately 1:00 in the morning. Um, you responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and 120th Avenue. Do you recall that crash?

SCHROEDER: Yes. FAZZINO: Okay. Do you recall coming in contact with a Jonathan or a John Goodman?

SCHROEDER: Yes. FAZZINO: And how did you come in contact with him?

SCHROEDER: The PBSO deputies brought him from where they found him, in a squad car, to where our rescue was parked. FAZZINO: Okay. And when you made contact with him he was where?

SCH ROEDER: Getting out of the PBSO -FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: -- vehicle. FAZZINO: And what was your first assessment of him, you know? What transpired when you first made contact with him?

SCHROEDER: I was -- went to the truck to start getting equipment ready, any my crew went and spoke with him directly. And then he was brought into the back of the truck where I was. FAZZINO: Okay. Did he say anything to you at that point?

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SCHROEDER: He gave the impression that he did not wanna be transported. But we noticed a laceration on his forehead and we said that he should seek more medical evaluation, let us evaluate him and we'll transport him. FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: And he was okay with that at that point. FAZZINO: All right. Did he ever complain of lOSingconsciousness at the scene --

SCHROEDER: No. FAZZINO: -- of the crash?

SCHROEDER: No. FAZZINO: Did he deny have -- losing consciousness?

SCHROEDER: That was one of our questions. FAZZINO: Okay. And he denied it?

SCHROEDER: And he denied any loss of consciousness. FAZZINO: Okay. What were some of your observations of him when you were doing your assessment?

SCHROEDER: He had -- he was slow to respond to some of the questions. FAZZINO: Okay. Urn, any odors or anything like that?

SCHROEDER: I had a -- my nose was stuffed -FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: -- so I couldn't smell anything at that time. But my recruit reported that they noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage about him. FAZZINO: Okay. And did he admit to drinking at all?

SCHROEDER: My crew said they heard it. I didn't personally hear him say that. FAZZINO: Okay. And did he say that he left the scene?

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SCHROEDER: He -- he asked about the other car -- other driver that was involved in the other car, several times. And at one point said that he stopped at the stop sign -- he made a point -- seemed like he made a point of saying he stopped at the stop sign, and said he thinks he hit somebody in the rear -FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: -- is what he told me specifically. FAZZINO: All right. And did he say why he left or anything like that?

SCHROEDER: He said he left the scene to go to a barn down 120th to call for help. FAZZINO: Okay. All right. And when you were doing your assessment did he say he had any medical conditions --

SCH ROEDER: No. FAZZINO: -- and -- or took any --

SCHROEDER: Oh, he did -- yeah. He -- I asked about any pain and he said he has back pain. And I said, "Is that something new or is that old pain?" He said, "It's old pain, chronic pain." And he said he took pain medications. And I said, "What were the pain medications," and he couldn't remember the name. And I said, "Oxycodone or Hydrocodone?" And he affirmed, yes, Hydrocodone. FAZZINO: Did he said he take any that night?

SCHROEDER: No, he did not. FAZZINO: Okay. And he -- he was responding appropriately -- even though you were observing signs of impairment he was still responding to you appropriately, he was answering your questions?

SCHROEDER: Yes, sir. FAZZINO: He wasn't combative or anything?

SCHROEDER: Not at all. FAZZINO: Um, okay. And other than the injuries to his head you said, and from talking to the other Fire Rescue paramedic, he -- he said that he had, uh, injury to his wrist?

SCHROEDER: Right wrist. Yes.
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Did he complain of anything else? Was there any burns or anything else --

SCHROEDER: I think he said -FAZZINO: -- on him?

SCHROEDER: -- he -- his chest. FAZZINO: His chest?

SCHROEDER: He had something, like, from the seatbelt or the airbag, like -FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: -- you know, abrasion or something from that. FAZZINO: All right. Okay. And he was fully clothed when you -- when you saw him?

SCHROEDER: Yes. FAZZINO: SCHROEDER: Did anything come off? Were you able to look at the chest at all? Uh, my partner was doing the EKG and he looked at it and he didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. Okay. No deformity, crepitus or anything like that. No burnings or anything like you would see like from an -Uh, he didn't --- airbag? Okay. All right. And once you got him to the hospital he was just released -- where'd you go, Wellington? Wellington. Yes.

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Okay. And he was released to the ER staff at the time? No further conversation or comments? No.

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All right. When you got to the -- when you originally got to the scene, obviously, what did you see when you first got there?

SCHROEDER: On initial arrival? FAZZINO: Yeah. Yeah.

SCHROEDER: Uh, the light -- if I believe -- if I remember, a light-blue, uh, Bentley, major front end damage, nobody in it, and a car in the canal upside-down. FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: The wheels facing up. FAZZINO: And there was already a crew working on the other car when --

SCHROEDER: Well, we arrived with the engine at the same time. We went ahead and got our medical equipment out, our stretcher, etc., stood by while the engine crew started to get in the water -- the captain from the engine crew went in the water -FAZZINO: Okay. So rescue operations were--

SCHROEDER: -- to (unintelligible). FAZZINO: -- underway when you got there?

SCHROEDER: Yes. FAZZINO: Okay. Uh, as far as the lighting in that area, did -- is it really dark there at all or -I don't remember any street lighting -Okay.

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SCHROEDER: -- or anything like that. FAZZINO: And those are paved roads at that intersection?

SCHROEDER: Uh, Lake Worth is paved and the -- the north section of 120th is paved, and the south section is dirt road. FAZZINO: Okay. All right. And as far as the precipitation that night, was there any rain or any fog or -Page 6

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SCHROEDER: No. FAZZINO: -- anything like that?

SCHROEDER: It was just cold. Really cold. FAZZINO: Cold and clear?

SCHROEDER: Cold and clear. FAZZINO: All right. Uh, if I remember right it was a very cold night that night.

SCHROEDER: Yeah. Yeah. FAZZINO: Okay. Urn, anything else you can think of that I haven't asked that may be pertinent to this investigation?

SCHROEDER: Um, he did refuse any IV or blood sugar drawn. FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: And he stated he wanted his lawyer present before any evasion-type actions. He didn't use those words, but to me that's what he was -FAZZINO: Pretty --

SCHROEDER: -- saying. FAZZINO: -- clear signal that he was giving to you not -- not to do --

SCHROEDER: Not -FAZZINO: -- anything?

SCHROEDER: -- to get anything with blood on it. Yeah. FAZZINO: All right.

SCHROEDER: Very clear about that. FAZZINO: Urn, so he didn't really want his blood drawn 'cause he was afraid at that point -- that's what -- oh, I mean -- well, let me ask you this.

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It was your impression --

SCHROEDER: -- was that -FAZZINO: -- or your perception of that?

SCHROEDER: -- he knew what to say to guard himself from any sort of -FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: -- guilty of being drunk and -- being drunk. FAZZINO: That same token, he had no N fluid or any type of medications going from the crash site to the hospita I?

SCHROEDER: No. FAZZINO: Okay.

SCHROEDER: All we did was splint his right wrist and take vitals. FAZZINO: Okay. Uh, that'll conclude our interview. now, uh, 3 p.m. We'll be going off tape. The time is

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