RAW VIDEO: Driver runs over Florida veterans riding motorcycle

LUTZ, Fla. (WFLA) – A 31-year-old Land O’ Lakes man is facing a variety of charges following a serious crash Monday near the intersection of U.S. Route 41 and County Line Road in Lutz.

Robert Vance (Florida Highway Patrol/WFLA)
Robert Vance (Florida Highway Patrol/WFLA)

Robert Vance is being held without bond at the Pasco County Jail. He is facing one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

Florida Highway Patrol says Vance is classified as a habitual traffic offender.

Witnesses say Vance drove his vehicle over a motorcycle carrying a man and woman before fleeing.

*WARNING* This video contains language some may find offensive

Just moments before the incident, the suspect exchanged words with the driver of the motorcycle – identified as Joseph Philipp Calderazzo – and his passenger, Melanie Ann Milinkovich, according to a witness who spoke with CBS North Carolina’s sister station WFLA.

The witness said the people on the bikes are veterans and for this incident to happen on Memorial Day is a shame.

Fortunately, the motorcyclists were not seriously injured, suffering a few minor scrapes and bruises, and were treated at the scene.

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