Woman arrested after witnesses pulled her from an overturned vehicle

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Dawn Haas

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Saturday after she fled the scene of an accident on State Road 200.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dawn Haas, 35, was driving a 2016 Chevy eastbound on State Road 200 when she slammed into the rear-end of a 2013 Hyundai SUV, driven by 70-year-old Bernadette Cason.

Both vehicles were in motion at the time of the collision.

According to reports, the Hyundai exited the roadway, struck a curb, and stopped on the shoulder.

Haas lost control of her Chevy and it overturned in the outside lane of State Road 200.

Troopers said witnesses then pulled Haas from her vehicle. Witnesses told troopers that as they diverted their attention to the 70-year-old, Haas fled the scene.

A short time later, Haas was located at a Wal-Mart and was returned to the crash scene.

While troopers were interviewing Haas, she began to complain of injuries. She was then transported to a hospital where she fled on foot.

A BOLO was issued for Haas and she was located at her residence by an Ocala Police Department police officer. The officer held her until FHP arrived.

Haas was arrested and charged with Hit-and-Run-Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License, and Resisting Arrest.

Haas was also arrested in 2015 after leaving the scene of an accident.

She was released on a $3,000 bond.

Cason is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Karen M

    and there you have it folks, at any given time ‘drunks’, people high on drugs, and/or texting/reading emails are riding the roads with us ALL! We must remain ‘alert’ and don’t take your eyes off the road! because YOU/ME could be their next victim!


      boy Karen you are so right you just never know any more with all the drugs and booze out here oh yea and the cell phones I see more of that than anything anymore .. and they need more laws for these stupid people that are the only ones on the road’s .. it is just so unbelieveable it is getting to be ! I drive my van just like I ride my bike very very carefully for sure and I pray you do also ! drive safe !

    • Mirza Khan

      The should ban texting while driving I see many accidents happen and heard so many lived Loss Due to texting it should have a law, no texting while driving it a bad combinations it like DUI. What the law doing about it Send underCover police should get involved in it or raise the registration fee more Higher car insurance should apply to there driver license seem the police cannot do much about (Ocala, Fl.