Woman Arrested After Trying To Run Over Brevard County Deputies In Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // February 8, 2019
Mariah Dusak, 42, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County woman was arrested this week after deputies say she tried running over Brevard deputies.
The woman has been identified as 42-year-old Mariah Dusak.
According to the investigation, deputies received a call on Feb. 4 at around 1:44 a.m. from a man saying he wanted an intoxicated woman removed from his residence.
When deputies arrived, the caller pointed out the woman who was inside a vehicle in the parking lot.
As deputies approached the vehicle to speak with the woman at which time she placed the vehicle in reverse, backing up at a high rate of speed, striking a vehicle that was in her path.
“The woman then immediately pulled her vehicle forward driving at the deputies who were in between the parked vehicles,” said Tod Goodyear of the Brevard Sheriff’s Office.
“One of the deputies fired one shot, striking the vehicle. The suspect vehicle then traveled onto the roadway before crashing, whereupon the driver fled on foot.”
After a brief foot chase, Dusak was arrested and charged DUI, DUI with Property Damage, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage, Fleeing and Eluding an Officer, DWLS with Knowledge, Criminal Mischief, Violation of Probation and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Deadly Weapon.
Deputies soon discovered Dusak was currently on felony probation for a 2018 conviction for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
She is being held at the Brevard County Jail with no bond.
The deputy who shot at the vehicle has been placed on paid administrative leave which is a normal procedure for officer-involved shootings.
Once the investigation has been completed the findings will be submitted to the State Attorney for review.
No injuries happened during the incident, deputies say.
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