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Florida hit-and-run suspect floors it as victim clings to hood for 2 miles with cops in hot pursuit: police

A Florida woman was arrested after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run and then driving for two miles as the victim was clinging to the hood of her vehicle, authorities said. 

Cheryl Henderson, 76, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to an arrest affidavit from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

“This could have become a deadly incident,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “Never hit another person with a car. Thankfully, that victim survived without any serious injuries, but I’m sure it had to be a scary moment for the victim holding on to the hood and the other witnesses. She should never be allowed to touch a steering wheel again.”

“She had multiple times to stop while I was behind her and I was calling it in,” witness Nealon Joseph, who followed Henderson, told Fox Orlando. “She just refused to, until I was able to get in front of her.”

Henderson was taken to the local jail and released on a $20,000 bond. 

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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