Zachary Spencer Gilbert charged with intentionally ramming man on motorcycle with his car

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A Port St. Lucie man was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief Saturday after he allegedly intentionally rammed a man on a motorcycle with his car.

Zachary Spencer Gilbert, 25, of the 4400 block of Southwest News Court, remained at the St. Lucie County Jail on Monday in lieu of $25,000 in bond, records show.

According to a Port St. Lucie police arrest affidavit:

The victim said he was stopped behind a green station wagon at a stop sign at Southwest Tulip and Southwest Port St. Lucie boulevards about 3:45 p.m. Saturday when Gilbert, the car's driver, looked at him, put the car in reverse and rammed his motorcycle.

Gilbert then pulled forward and backed into the victim again, causing the victim's motorcycle to fall. The victim jumped free from the falling bike, pulled a pistol from his jacket pocket and fired two rounds into the bumper of the station wagon. Gilbert drove away.

The victim, who has a concealed-weapons permit, told police he aimed for the bumper because he didn't want to hurt anyone.

Gilbert called police when he got home and told them the motorcycle driver had been "chasing" him because Gilbert owed him money and he rammed the bike to get away when the victim pulled his gun. The victim said he had no personal dealings with Gilbert.

A witness told police the car hit the motorcycle before the victim fired shots, it said.

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