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SGMC surgeon arrested

September 13, 2007

Tallahassee - A heart surgeon who works in South Georgia is charged with kicking a Florida state trooper in the head.

Dr. Thomas Bixler, Junior, who performs surgery at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, was arrested Saturday in Tallahassee.

Investigators say he backed into a truck outside a restaurant, then drove off.

When troopers tracked him down at his house, they say he kicked one of them in the head several times.

He's out on bond.

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