Hollywood woman aims for ex-beau, hits tree instead


Miami Herald staff

A Hollywood woman is facing assault with a deadly weapon charge in Collier County after she attempted to run her ex-boyfriend down with her car, according to authorities.

He managed to get out of the way, and the only injury was to a tree across the street.

Veronica Doctor, 45, had been drinking at the Seminole Casino early Tuesday, according to her friend, Hope Overland, who was also in the car when the incident took place.

They’d left the casino and driven to Immokalee to see Doctor’s ex-boyfriend.

When the women arrived, Eliezer Alce, 24, refused to come out of his home when he heard honking, fearing it was Doctor, according to a report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Doctor began driving in circles in his front yard, according to the police report.

Alce ran outside to confront Doctor about driving drunk. That’s when Doctor began chasing him in her black GMC sport utility vehicle, police say.

Alce ducked out of the way, and Doctor hit the tree instead.

Authorities said Doctor’s blood-alcohol level was .259, and she also faces a DUI charge.

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