A 76-year-old Florida man was arrested after becoming impatient and driving into a road worker in his Porsche.
According to FlaglerLive, Donald Steimle, 76, had an “encounter” with a flagman names Isaiah in Palm Coast on Thursday.
The outlet said that a road crew, paving the road, was directing traffic. 76-year-old Steimle ignored the flagman Isiah’s instructions, drove into oncoming traffic, revved his engine, and drove into the flagman.
According to FlaglerLive, Isaiah was able to get Steimle to stop “so he did not cause a head-on collision,” Steimle’s arrest report states, as he stood in front of the car.
Steimle “began to yell that he needed to turn left.” He then “revved his engine and proceeded to lunge forward into Isaiah striking his legs and pushing him back against his will.”
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According to the report, the flagman told Steimle he’d struck him, and Steimle acknowledged he hat hit the man but didn’t mean to.
FlaglerLive says as Steimle drove off, the flagman took a picture of the Porsche’s license plate and reported the alleged incident to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies later caught up with Steimle at his home and the man told deputies that Isiah, “ran up in front of his vehicle and got in front of him,” according to his arrest report. “This is when [Steimle’s] narrative changed about what happened but advised he believed the vehicle ‘lunged forward’ during their conversation, striking [Isaiah].” He said he did not do so intentionally, according to the report.
Steimle was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and released on a $2,500 bond.
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