FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a Fort Myers woman intentionally hit one of its deputies who was assisting with traffic control at an event.
Deputies were directing traffic for an event that ended around 2 a.m. today, at the Fort Myers Event Center, at 1900 Park Meadows Drive.
While directing traffic on foot, a deputy hand-signaled for a tan GMC Denali to stop, but the driver ignored the command.
The driver then revved the engine and intentionally struck the deputy, knocking him to the ground.
The deputy immediately radioed for help to say a vehicle hit him and fled the scene. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Nearby deputies spotted the GMC traveling north on Summerlin Road and attempted a traffic stop.
The driver continued to accelerate and lost control of the vehicle, jumping the median and rolling through a fence.
Deputies ran to the GMC to render aid and made contact with two occupants.
The driver, Allaunah Williams, 27, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding.
The passenger, Leonard Campbell, 28, also of Fort Myers, was taken into custody for active warrants.