Watch: Ex-cop arrested after confrontation with crossing guard

A confrontation with a Martin County school crossing guard landed a Florida woman in jail Thursday morning, authorities said.

Elizabeth Jean Boynes, a retired Arizona police officer now living in Palm Beach County, nearly ran over a crossing guard in her vehicle after becoming angry that she couldn’t make her desired turn near an active school zone, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Boynes was arrested after deputies say she forced her way past the crossing guard.

“Wow, crossing guards have a lot of power here in Florida,” she told deputies, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s office.

The alleged incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. along Southwest Martin Highway near Hidden Oaks Middle School.

Boynes wanted to make a left turn, but was told by the crossing guard that she could only turn right, the sheriff’s office said. Boynes twice moved her car forward and bumped the crossing guard, the sheriff’s office said.

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She allegedly made it past the guard and took off, but was caught by deputies a short time later. The confrontation with the crossing guard was caught on camera by a passing motorist, the sheriff's office said.

Boynes reportedly told deputies the crossing guard threw herself in front of the car.

She was booked into the Martin County Jail on $750 bond.

PALM BEACH COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR NEARLY RUNNING OVER MCSO CROSSING GUARD, INCIDENT CAUGHT ON VIDEO
A Palm Beach County woman angry that she couldn't make her desired turn near an active school crossing zone took matters into her hands today, challenging the crossing guard with her car. The incident happened along SW Martin Highway in Palm City (near Hidden Oaks Middle School)  
Elizabeth Jean Boynes of Palm Beach County, wanted to make a left turn in an area where she was told by the crossing guard that she could only turn right.  When the MCSO School Crossing Guard Riesa Miller told her again that she could only turn right, Boynes began moving the car forward directly into the path of the guard, twice.   A passing motorist caught the incident on camera.  Once Boynes made it past the guard, she took off, and was located by MCSO deputies a short time later.  
Boynes said she is a retired police officer from Arizona.  When confronted by deputies and arrested for battery, Boynes said "wow, crossing guards have a lot of power here in Florida."  Yes, the lives of our crossing guards are very important, as are the children they work to protect on a daily basis.  
Boynes was taken to the Martin county Jail on $750.00 bond.

Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 8, 2016