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Intersection: Sovereign Citizens And I-4 Ultimate

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Gov. Scott at the I-4 Ultimate groundbreaking in Maitland. Photo: FDOT

Gov. Scott at the I-4 Ultimate groundbreaking in Maitland. Photo: FDOT

The I-4 Ultimate project is underway. Governor Rick Scott joined officials last week to break ground on the 21-mile upgrade. To talk more about the project, and the the toll lanes- which some call “Lexus Lanes” 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with I4 Ultimate Spokesperson David Parks and HNTB Engineer Kevin Hoeflich.

Later in the program, 90.7’s Catherine Welch talks with University of Central Florida Deputy Police Chief Brett Meade about so called sovereign citizens. Earlier this month, Orange County deputies were involved in a shootout with a sovereign citizen. The FBI classifies them as domestic terrorists who believe they are above the law — and their numbers are growing in Florida. Brett Meade explains how law enforcement deals with sovereign citizens in their efforts to protect the Central Florida community.



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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »