'I'm sorry, but I'm not,' says woman accused of punching driver who ignored her

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — A woman on Saturday afternoon punched another driver who ignored her during a road rage incident in Winter Springs, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said Ashley Alvelo exited her car while stopped at a red light at U.S. Highway 17-92 and State Road 419, left her small child in the car and punched a man in the face.

Deputies said the victim told them Alvelo was angry after he merged into a lane in which she was driving. He said she drove around his vehicle and shouted profanity at him, but he ignored her and continued driving, officials said.

"Some woman just got out of her car and punched me in the face," he told an emergency dispatcher in a 911 call.


victim said Alvelo returned to her car and drove away at a high rate of speed, according to the 911 call. He said he followed her so he could write down her license plate information.

Deputies said they located Alvelo and arrested her on charges of battery, burglary and child neglect.

Alvelo shook her head in court Thursday as a judge read aloud her charges.

"She is technically not entitled to bond on this case," a prosecutor said.

"Well, this case is not true," Alvelo said. "So I'm sorry, but I'm not. I'm not. I have too much."

Alvelo began to cry when the judge set her bail at $25,500.