PBSO: North Palm mom unhappy with son’s traffic ticket batters deputy

A North Palm Beach woman upset that her son was getting a traffic ticket was arrested Saturday after she allegedly struck a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy, according to an arrest report.



Susan C. Vazquez is facing a charge of battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence. Vazquez was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Saturday after she posted a $6,000 bond.

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Vazquez intervened after her 21-year-old son was stopped by a deputy for running a red light and nearly causing a crash at the intersection of Prosperity Farms Road and Burns road. The arrest report indicates the traffic stop happened outside the man’s home on the 2500 block of Pepperwood Circle Road.

As the deputy was writing the citation, Vazquez emerged from her home and began questioning why her son was receiving a ticket, the report said.

Vazquez began pointing her finger at the deputy’s chest and saying that she “know[s] a lot of police officers” and John Kazanjian, president of the county’s Police Benevolent Association.

Vazquez told the deputy her son wouldn’t the citation, according to the report. She also got in front of the deputy’s patrol car and told him, “I’m not getting out of the way.”

With Vazquez’s son and husband looking on, the deputy leg-swept the 53-year-old woman and handcuffed her, the report said. Vazquez allegedly pulled the deputy by his ballistic vest and nearly threw him off balance.


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