Cops: Drunk driver hits deputy while trying to flee

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies arrested a drunk driver who they said hit a deputy while trying to flee early Sunday morning.

Calvin Robinson, 34, has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Officials said deputies received a call from the store manager at Love's Truck Stop on U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach around 4:46 a.m. He was calling to report Robinson as an intoxicated customer, deputies said.

When a deputy arrived at the store, officials said Robinson was in his car at a gas pump with the door open. The deputy turned on his lights and parked his patrol car in front of Robinson's.

Once Robinson saw the deputy, he allegedly tried to close his door and flee the scene. Deputies said Robinson threw his car in reverse and backed up, pinning the deputy against the gas pump.

Officials said the deputy was not seriously injured. Robinson was able to drive off and he allegedly hit the deputy's patrol car as he fled.

Robinson then traveled the wrong way down U.S. 1 in an attempt to flee from deputies. He was taken into custody after his vehicle was stopped with stop-sticks near Nova Road and Old Kings Road, according to investigators.