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Carjacker Who Struck Officer on Ben Franklin Bridge Sentenced to 12 Years

Floribert Nava carjacked a juvenile in Wildwood before the car, being driven by the victim, struck a Delaware River Port Authority officer.

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A woman who carjacked a juvenile female at gunpoint in Wildwood before the car, which was being driven by the victim, struck a Delaware River Port Authority officer on the Ben Franklin Bridge shortly after pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Floribert Nava, 45, of Wildwood, plead guilty to first degree carjacking charge in connection with the crime on March 25, 2013. She was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with the No Early Release Act provision, which states Nava must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.

On that day, a Delaware River Port Authority police officer was parked in his marked police car on the shoulder of the Ben Franklin Bridge when he was struck by a car being driven by the victim, who then jumped out of the car and told him she had been carjacked.

Nava was arrested on the bridge and taken into custody.

Hugh J. Hall February 28, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Mike915 February 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Two things John, first it says she was sentenced under the No Early Release Act provision which states she has to serve at least 85% of her sentence, that comes to 10 years. Second, if she is a natural born citizen you can't deport her. There is no mention of her status in the article.
Loretka February 28, 2014 at 03:05 PM
I wonder if the victim struck the police car intentionally so that she could be saved from the carjacker? If so, that was good thinking on her part.
Pete February 28, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Victim certainly smarter than the perp........ Hope the cop was not hurt. We need more judges like this one!
Loretka February 28, 2014 at 05:37 PM
This article starts out with bold letters that state: "Carjacker Who Struck Officer . . ." The rest of the story says it was the victim who was driving the car, not the carjacker. I am assuming it was, actually, the victim who was driving. Correct?


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