BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Michigan man who was intoxicated, stressed out and in a rage sideswiped a Boca Raton patrol car Friday night, according to police.
Paul Marshall Stevens, 30, sideswiped Officer Stephen Bisson with a Yukon Denali SUV on Yamato Road about 11:30 p.m. He struck the driver's side of the patrol car with enough force to cause both cars to swerve onto the sidewalk, police said in a statement.
Stevens then made an abrupt U-turn and drove toward the police car — going west in the eastbound lanes — and swerved at the last minute, police said. Bisson found the Yukon just south of Yamato on Northwest Second Avenue and got out of the patrol car.
That's when Stevens allegedly drove toward Bisson again — going north in the southbound lane — and Bisson fired a single shot at the SUV, but missed. No one was injured, and Stevens sped off again, according to police.
Officers later found Stevens in the 4400 block of North Federal Highway and arrested him.
In an interview with detectives, Stevens said he was in a rage and stressed out by personal issues. He admitted to taking various drugs, according to police. Stevens said he knew he hit a police car and turned around to go after the patrol car a second time because, "The game was on," according to police.
Stevens, of Port Huron, Mich., was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, DUI and fleeing and eluding. He was being held Saturday in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $70,000 bail.
If anyone has additional information, call Detective Jeff Clare at 561-338-1246 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
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