Broward County woman arrested for driving through MLK Day parade


Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:52 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:52 a.m.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — A Broward County woman is behind bars after police say she nearly ran over children and officers as she drove through a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

A sheriff's office report says 37-year-old Latricia Samuel of Hollywood was arrested Monday on 13 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges. Bail was set at over $65,000.

Authorities say a police officer told Samuel she couldn't park near the parade's main route, so she drove off but directly into the parade's path. Several officers had to jump out of the way to avoid her. The police report also says three babies in strollers were almost struck.

Police cruisers chased her car onto the highway where she crashed.

At least one person was injured and taken to the hospital.

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