• ‘He tried to run me over': Body cam footage shows man fleeing traffic stop in Volusia

    By: Sarah Wilson , Sarahbeth Ackerman


    DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - Newly released body camera footage shows a man nearly running over a Daytona Beach Shores police officer after fleeing a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

    Police said the man, identified as William Patterson, was originally pulled over for a seatbelt violation but is now facing seven different charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

    Officers said they were enforcing their Click It or Ticket campaign when they said Patterson fled in a white pickup truck as an officer called for help.

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    “He tried to run me over,” the officer says in the body camera footage.

    The driver of the pickup led the officer on a chase, but was eventually hit in the neck with a Taser and caught in a school zone.

    Police said the man also had a suspended license.

    Channel 9 is digging into Patterson’s criminal history. Watch Eyewitness News for updates.

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