A Florida Christmas parade was canceled on Sunday after officials say a vehicle sped toward a police officer and crashed into another vehicle.
The incident occurred in Winter Garden near Orlando and "WAS NOT an attack," Winter Garden police commander Jason Pearson told Fox News on Monday.
At around 6 p.m., police began closing down traffic for the annual Golf Cart Christmas parade when a driver began speeding toward an officer on Plant Street, according to the Winter Garden Police Department. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped past, nearly hitting him. The vehicle collided with an oncoming car.
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The driver, Terryus Jorelle Baker, 27, attempted to flee the scene on foot after the crash but was reportedly tackled by an off-duty police officer attending the parade festivities.
Baker was charged with driving without a valid license, possession of narcotics without a prescription, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and child neglect, according to Fox News.
He told investigators he didn't stop for the police officer because he had a warrant for failing to appear before a judge for another instance of driving without proper licensing, according to Winter Garden police spokesman Scott Allen.
A passenger riding with Baker at the time of the crash, Elizabeth Chavez, 24, also had a warrant for failing to return rented materials and was arrested, police said. She made bond and was released from Orange County Jail on Monday. Baker is being held without bond.
An additional two passengers, both underage, were turned over to their family members, police said.
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The incident comes only weeks after a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, became a scene of horror when suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly drove his car into the parade, killing six and injuring many others.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Winter Garden Police Department for comment but did not immediately receive a response.