Port Charlotte, FL (March 10, 2019) - A woman from Port Charlotte faces several charges after she fled from police and resisted arrest. 41-year-old Melissa King was arrested on Thursday, March 7th, on charges of aggravated fleeing to elude, battery on a law enforcement officer, driving on a revoked license, and possession of methamphetamine.
Around 10:41 a.m., deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office attempted to make a traffic stop on a Blue Mustang. As police approached the vehicle, King started the car and dragged a deputy about ten feet before he was able to free himself. King then sped off until she reached the intersection of Toledo Blade Boulevard and Tamiami Trail, where she struck another vehicle.
After the crash, King continued driving down Kings Highway and Suncoast Boulevard before she turned onto a dead-end street. Her vehicle became disabled in a yard and police were able to detain her and take her into custody. As she was being arrested, she attempted to punch at least one deputy.
King was taken to the Charlotte County Jail.
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