Suspect Injures Two Officers After Traffic Stop

A screenshot of body camera footage from Daytona Beach Shores with William Patterson.

Daytona Beach Shores, FL - Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety officers are working the Click It or Ticket campaign. During a routine traffic stop Wednesday, they got more than they bargained for.

Officers stopped 28-year-old in front of Longstreet Elementary School on South Peninsula Drive around 7:10 a.m. While an officer was talking to him, he apologized, put his truck in reverse and took off.

The officer was struck by a side mirror on the truck but wasn't hurt. Patterson was struck in the neck by the officers stun gun but it didn't slow him down. He eventually stopped and was arrested without causing more harm.

Patterson, who was driving on a suspended license, remains in the Volusia County Jail facing several charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

At the same time, an officer responding to the traffic stop was involved in a vehicle crash, shutting down A1A for a short time.



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