VIDEO: Officer's Boyfriend Tries To Run Her Patrol Car Off Road

Roberto Zaldivar was arrested for domestic abuse after he chased his girlfriend and rammed her patrol car

Miramar, FL - A Florida police officer was trying to evade the father of her children as he chased her on an interstate highway that was captured July 28 on video.

Miramar Police Officer Ashley Abreu, 21, had an argument with live-in partner Roberto Zaldivar, 24, that turned violent, according to the Florida State Police. (Video below)

While she was driving to work in her police car, Officer Abreu could see Zaldivar following her, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

As Officer Abreu tried to get away, Zaldivar pulled in front of her and slammed on his brakes to try to get her to stop, according to the police report.

The video showed a gold Nissan Altima chasing and then cutting off the police vehicle and sideswiping it and then speeding away, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. There was smoke coming from the Nissan Altima’s rear tires and the car hit the police car’s left front fender.

“Our officer is a victim,” Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues said, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. “Unfortunately, domestic violence is prevalent in every community. ... Police officers are not immune to being victims of domestic abuse.”

Officer Abreu was not injured and reported the incident when she got to work, police said.

The Hialeah Police Department arrested Zaldivar and he was taken to jail on Monday. Zaldivar was charged with domestic battery by strangulation and burglary with assault or battery, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

Zaldivar could also still be charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, according to the Florida State Police.

Zaldivar’s bond was set at $20,000 and he was ordered not to have contact with Officer Abreu once he is released, according to WSVN-TV.

The video was taken by Austin Conley, 27, who shared it with police.

“[The driver of the Nissan] forced the police car from the very right-hand lane. They were probably 100 yards ahead of me when this happened, and I didn’t realize what was going on,” said Conley, according to WSVN. “The person was trying to send the person in the police car a message. That’s basically what I got out of it, you know, to the detriment of everybody else around him.”

Conley said his grandmother gave him a dashcam video as a gift.

“I have witnessed other crazy drivers, whether it’s folks coming by me on a crotch rocket at 100 mph at 6:30 in the morning or seeing two guys in a road-rage incident who got off the Palmetto [Expressway] and were just duking it out at the side of the road,” Conley said, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. “We said, ‘Well, we guess this is how folks do it in South Florida.' My sister wants me to start a video blog or post them on YouTube.”

Conley said he did call 911 after seeing Saturday’s chase.

“It was a culmination of all my crazy driving experiences here,” Conley said, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. “Everyone needs to have a dashcam if they’re driving in South Florida.”

A quality dashcam is less than $100.

Watch the video of the incident below:

Comments (15)
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JBo
JBo

Maybe a little jail time will offer this guy an opportunity to find a new a new significant other.

Aaron57
Aaron57

The witness should call his YouTube channel "Florida Men"

burgerallday
burgerallday

Driving like that without emergency lighting? I would never do that. I would use my super-secret vaporizer to stop the creep.

TommyRobinson
TommyRobinson

if you don't have the authority or command presents to stop your own domestic partner from abusing you... how on god's earth are you going to have the ability to properly enforce the law?

Readbetweenthelines
Readbetweenthelines

@TommyRobinson, don’t be ridiculous. There are many people who will hide DV away from family, friends and colleagues!! This young lady had reported hers at the earliest opportunity!! You don’t know the whole story, so don’t make assumptions!

Old Sniper
Old Sniper

The assailant is a special kind of stupid. Cops carry guns, dipshit...

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

The officer should have been fired or at least time off w/o pay. She's a trained police officer. She should have pulled off the road and arrested him as she would do anyone else in this situation.

America1st
America1st

Does it make people feel better to call others names and judge so quickly? Sometimes I wonder if these people ever make mistakes? I’m guilty of doing this myself but reading comments here really opens my eyes on how bad we treat each other.

Katarina
Katarina

@Chief Deputy I disagree completely. Domestics go sideways often enough. The last thing she should have done would have been to try to settle it on the side of the road wearing both the hat of the female involved in the domestic, as well as the hat of the officer in authority. I do wish she had used her radio to report the fool for the way he was driving rather than just continue driving. Or perhaps she did and the article didn't mention it.

angeleyes
angeleyes

how many children does a 21 year old have? she must be a rookie and just responded without thinking instead of using her police training by radioing it in. Everyone makes mistakes, hopefully she tries not to make any more.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

Listen to that dickhead describe her "erratic" driving.

Boogers Allday
Boogers Allday

I wonder if stricter baby daddy control could have prevented this situation?