Ormond Beach, FL- A Florida man is facing a number of charges, including drunk driving after he crashed into a police car and fled the scene.
A Volusia County police officer was at a truck stop on U.S. 1 when he noticed Calvin Robinson was passed out behind the wheel of his car at a gas pump at roughly 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The store manager called the police and reported that a driver was very intoxicated.
Robinson’s car door was slightly ajar when the officer arrived and turned on his patrol car’s emergency lights. As the officer got out of his car and approached the vehicle, Robinson became alert and attempted to close his door and drive away,
The officer was able to keep Robinson from closing his door, but he “was able to shift his car in reverse and quickly back up, striking the deputy and pinning him against the gas pumps, which were damaged,” Sherriff’s Spokesman Brandon Haught said, “Robinson then switched gears and sped forward. He rammed the deputy’s patrol car, reversed again and finally drove off.”
The deputy was not seriously injured.
Police in the area pursued Robinson, but had to use stop sticks to flatten his tires. Police reported that Robinson “reeked of alcohol” when they approached him and his eyes were bloodshot. They also fund empty beer cans in his vehicle. So what charges is Robinson facing?
Aside from the DUI, Robinson is facing aggravated battery on a police officer, eluding police, driving with suspended license, criminal mischief and resisting an officer with violence.