MILLIGAN, Fla., Nov. 10, 2021—A Fort Walton Beach man involved in a road rage incident that injured a 59-year-old Baker resident last month is now charged with felony aggravated battery causing physical harm.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Devin Ernest Robbins just after midnight.
Robbins and the victim were involved in a road rage incident near Old River Road and U.S. Hwy 90 in Milligan Oct. 22.
Witnesses say Robbins got out of his Saturn sedan and shouted at the other driver, who also got out of his vehicle, according to an OCSO news release.
Robbins then got back in his car and drove at the victim at a high rate of speed, hit him with the right side of his car, propelling him up the hood and into the windshield before landing in the street, according to the release.
The victim suffered large abrasions and a separated shoulder.
Sunoco gas station surveillance camera caught a portion of the encounter on video.
Robbins told an OCSO deputy the victim had cut him off and was driving slow, according to the arrest report.
He stated he and the victim began arguing at the intersection, but that he got back into his car and drove slowly around the victim’s car until he saw the victim get out of his car and stand in the road, doing a “flick motion with his hand,” according to the report.
Robbins said he didn’t know if the victim had a weapon, so he continued to drive past him and “hit him a little bit” before he left the scene. He also claimed there was no damage to his car, according to the report.
Witnesses said the victim had no weapon, his hands were empty and he never approached Robbins in any way before he was hit.
Robbins is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 9.
Staff and OCSO news release