A Brooksville man faces aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges after he allegedly rammed a deputy's marked cruiser at about 60 mph, an arrest report states.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on the 8000 block of Weeping Willow Street about 11 p.m. Friday for a domestic dispute. Jason Edward Gatto was reportedly involved in a verbal altercation with family members and was believed to be under the influence of drugs.
Gatto had left the residence before deputies arrived, authorities said, but he was observed by Deputy Cody Silagyi driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am at the intersection of Weeping Willow Street and Taylor Street.
The arrest report states Gatto ended up behind Silagyi's car and rammed it at about 60 mph, sending the deputy to a hospital with injuries.
Immediately afterward, according to the sheriff's office, Gatto got out of his car and approached Silagyi in an aggressive manner. Silagyi then used his Taser on Gatto.
According to the report, Gatto admitted he rammed the cruiser intentionally because he believed he was being harassed and that anything Silagyi wanted to investigate was unwarranted.
Gatto was arrested after being examined at a hospital and was booked in the Hernando County Detention Center.