Martin County deputies injured when cruiser rammed

Posted at 9:32 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 12:15:09-04

A woman rammed patrol cars Wednesday morning and injured two Martin County deputies after a domestic dispute, according to the sheriff's office.

The department said the collision happened on Seabranch Boulevard in Hobe Sound.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said around 8 a.m., a husband and wife got into an argument in the drop off line at Seawind Elementary.

The couple's three children were in the car.

Both parties called relatives, and one, in turn, alerted deputies to the situation.

The mother, who was driving, left the pickup line, and would not pull over.

“She was driving at relatively low speed then sped up, clearly she did that on purpose and when you see the damage to the car, both of them are T-boned," Snyder said.

The sheriff says his deputies are banged up but will recover. Five people in the other vehicle, including the three children, were checked out at a hospital but were not hurt.

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Erin Chabot, faces a number of charges including aggravated battery, fleeing and eluding, and child endangerment.

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