A Fort Myers woman was arrested after she intentionally struck a deputy with her vehicle, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were assisting with traffic control for an event that ended around 2 a.m. Monday at the Fort Myers Event Center on Park Meadows Drive.
Leonard Tyrone Campbell Jr. (Credit: LCSO booking photo)
A deputy hand-signaled for a tan GMC Denali to stop, but the driver, identified as Allaunah Williams, 27, ignored the command, revved the engine and intentionally struck the deputy, knocking him to the ground, LCSO said.
The deputy radioed for help to say a vehicle hit him and fled the scene. He was transported to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries.
Nearby deputies spotted the GMC traveling north on Summerlin Road and attempted a traffic stop. Williams 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 Williams and her passenger, Leonard Campbell, 26.
Williams was arrested and faces charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding. She was released Tuesday on $35,000 bond.
Campbell was taken into custody for active warrants. He was released Tuesday on $15,000 bond.