FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida man who authorities say was shot and wounded while striking a deputy with a car is facing multiple charges.
Local media outlets report that 51-year-old Michael Mainolfi was booked into the Broward County Jail on aggravated battery and six other counts after being released from a hospital Wednesday night.
Deputies said they came to arrest Mainolfi on previous charges Wednesday at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea motel when he backed his car into a deputy's vehicle, striking the officer. The deputy then fired, hitting Mainolfi in his upper arm.
Authorities say Mainolfi drove away, but was apprehended at a Fort Lauderdale hospital.
Jail records identify him as white. He was being held on $160,000 bail. No attorney was listed.
The name and race of the deputy wasn't immediately reported.