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Driver tried to run over two PBSO deputies, sheriff's office says

Posted at 12:34 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 06:00:26-04

A suburban West Palm Beach man tried to run over two Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies after they pulled him over for a traffic infraction, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Friday night they said they stopped 35-year-old Marieau Julme near S. Jog Road and Summit Boulevard because his taillights and license tag light were not on.

During the stop, a deputy said he noticed clear plastic baggies containing a white powder when Julme opened his front center console to retrieve his license, registration, and insurance.

The deputy said he had no registration and his insurance card was expired.

The deputy said that because he suspected there were narcotics in the car, he asked Julme to step outside but he was reluctant to do so.

When the deputy eventually opened the driver's side door, Julme drove off, according to the affidavit. The deputy said the car nearly struck him and his partner.

The deputies pursued the car to a plaza at Forest Hill Blvd., and Jog Road where he said Julme again tried to run them over.

The deputies followed Julme but eventually called off the pursuit because it was raining, he was driving at a high rate of speed, and was weaving between cars, the affidavit said.

The deputies then went to the neighborhood where they believed Julme lived. They spotted him again leaving the car, but they said he refused their commands to stop.

They caught up with him, but before they were able to take him into custody he elbowed and head-butted one of the deputies, the affidavit stated.

Once in a patrol car, Julme said he ran because he was scared and didn't want to go back to jail, according to the affidavit.

The sheriff's office said when they checked Julme's car the baggies were missing. In the police report, Julme later said he threw out bags of "fuses" from his job because he was scared. PBSO noted Julme was recently arrested for narcotics in April.

While in custody Julme said he was sorry and was just being stupid, the affidavit noted.

The sheriff's office has charged him with attempted premeditated murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding, fleeing and eluding, tampering with evidence, resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer without violence and reckless driving.