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Driver accused of striking women with his car, beating jogger


CONNECTTWEETEMAILMOREA LaBelle man is facing two counts of attempted second degree murder after deputies say he struck two women with his car when they tried to stop his attack on a jogger.The incident happened at 8:40 a.m. when Eric Montez, 28, was driving on Kingston Drive, taking his 7-year-old daughter to school.Witnesses told deputies that a jogger tapped Montez’s PT Cruiser when it came dangerously close to hitting him. Montez stopped his vehicle, got out and ran after the jogger, hitting him several times.

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