PALM BEACH COUNTY

Bad day on road for 2 octogenarians

 

Palm Beach Post

Two Palm Beach County octogenarians found themselves in jail on driving-related charges last week.

Victor Saul, 85, of suburban Boynton Beach, was arrested Tuesday after police accused him of pulling a gun on another driver during a road-rage incident.

On the same day, Audrey Allen, 84, of Boca Raton, was arrested and accused of hitting a man on a bicycle with her car, then leaving the scene, back in January.

Saul allegedly drove up to a vehicle on Lyons Road and pointed a snub-nosed gun out of his window.

He faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without an intent to kill. He has since been released under supervision.

The alleged victim was driving east on Boynton Beach Boulevard around 1:50 p.m. with a passenger when Saul, in a silver Mercedes-Benz, cut him off, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.

The two drivers exchanged words and gestures through their windows.

They both then drove north on Lyons Road. Saul allegedly changed lanes to drive behind the victim and began pointing and gesturing for the victim to move over.

The victim drove over to the fast lane while Saul pulled up next to him. Saul then allegedly pointed gun out of his window at both people in the other vehicle.

Both men in the vehicle were afraid Saul was going to shoot them, the report said. Saul was later arrested at his home.

Allen allegedly struck a bicyclist with her Mercedes-Benz on Jan. 22, then left the scene. She faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and failure to report involvement in an accident. She was booked Tuesday morning and released later that day on $3,000 bail.

The bicyclist, identified as Paul Leahy, 58, of Boca Raton, was treated at Boca Raton Regional Hospital for cuts to his face and a knee injury, police said.

According to the arrest report, Allen was southbound on Northwest Fourth Avenue and trying to turn west on West Palmetto Park Road, near the Palmetto Park Square shopping center, when the accident occurred.

A witness told police a woman driving the Mercedes-Benz asked if she should pull over. The woman, later identified as Allen, was advised to stay but she drove away instead, according to the report.

After receiving a description of the vehicle, officers searched the surrounding area and found Allen’s car in the Publix parking lot on West Palmetto Park Road. They found Allen inside the post office next door.

Police questioned Allen and examined her car. According to the report, Allen told the officers she saw the bicyclist and swerved to avoid him. She said she thought she saw the man turn from Palmetto Park Road. She did not remember hitting the bicycle, the report said.

She was arrested and charged after the case was reviewed by the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.

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