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Weirsdale woman jailed after fight with man who kept her from driving

Blair Rene Bronson

A Weirsdale woman was arrested after an altercation with a man who kept her from driving while she was drunk.

Blair Rene Bronson, 21, of 1920 Marion County Road, Lot 7, was charged with simple battery after the incident, which happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday at a residence in Ocala.

Bronson was sitting in a chair on the front porch and the victim was standing in the doorway when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home. Bronson stood up and said she wasn’t staying and ran from the deputy, got into her vehicle and sped away. She was pulled over and detained about a block away, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim told the deputy that Bronson came to his house because she was fighting with her significant other. He said he let her in and realized she was extremely intoxicated. The victim said Bronson tried to argue with him and he told her to go to sleep and sober up, the report said.

The victim said Bronson woke up about an hour later and tried to leave, but he wouldn’t let her because of her level of intoxication. He said Bronson became enraged and threw a beer bottle, which missed him and shattered on the floor, according to the report.

The victim said Bronson struck him in the face and repeatedly tried to attack him. He said he re-evaluated his decision to make her stay and tried to get her out of the house to stop her from attacking him. The victim said he had to force her off him multiple times and was eventually able to call law enforcement. The deputy observed the victim’s lip was swollen and there was some blood around his lip and gum area, the report said.

Bronson said she didn’t do anything wrong and that the victim injured his lip when he was “throwing himself across the driveway.” She was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Thursday on $1,000 bond. Bronson is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Dec. 27.

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