Fleming Island, FL

Drive-thru lane chaos: Fleming Island woman charged with battery on firefighter/EMT

Don Johnson

Lindsay Harwell Turner, 36, of Fleming Island was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with battery on a firefighter/EMT after crashing her vehicle in the drive-thru lane of a Chick-fil-A, a Clay County sheriff’s report says.

Turner was driving a red mini-van in the drive-thru lane of the Chick-fil-A, 1541 County Road 220 in Fleming Island, when her vehicle jumped the curb and hit a small tree in the drive-thru island.

A firefighter/EMT responded to the scene to administer aid and said Turner was combative, screaming profanities. The firefighter said she slammed his left hand in the driver’s door, the sheriff’s office report said. The firefighter did not require medical attention, according to the report.

The firefighter said he also saw her holding an aerosol can up to her nose and appeared to be attempting to inhale its contents, the report said. During the incident, she also attempted to drive away from the scene.

After assisting Turner out of the vehicle, she became verbally and physically combative and was placed in handcuffs.

While she was in the back seat of the sheriff’s office vehicle, she spit at one of the officials at the scene, the report said.

Turner was charged with battery on a firefighter/EMT and inhaling/ingesting harmful chemicals.

Turner was taken to the Clay County jail. Her bond was set at $20,000.

Fleming Island woman arrested in drive-thru lane of restaurant.Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Lindsay Turner/mugshotPhoto courtesy of Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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