BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (TCD) -- A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly hitting a woman with his car and choking her on Thursday.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, at around 2 p.m., deputies responded just east of I-95 on Pineda Causeway to a report that the suspect, Daniel Patregnani, struck a woman with his car. Patregnani and the woman were reportedly together in the car and at some point, she got out and started running away.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, "Patregnani drove across lanes of traffic, towards the victim, and intentionally struck her. Patregnani then exited the vehicle, naked, and dragged the victim on the ground, striking her with his fists and choking her."
Upon deputies' arrival, the woman endured serious injuries, and according to the Sheriff’s Office, Patregnani had to be restrained by off-duty officers. The woman was brought to a local hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery and is currently in critical but stable condition, the Sheriff’s Office said. Patregnani was also transported to a local hospital and later was booked into the Brevard County Jail following his release.