EAST MANATEE -- A 49-year-old man was charged with attempted murder, after he drove late Monday at high speeds on Interstate 75 and crashed his car on State Road 70, telling his girlfriend and passenger that he was going to kill her, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Edward Bronner and the woman had been drinking, before he was scheduled to turn himself in to authorities on several arrest warrants, according to a news release.
At some point, they got into the woman's car, "and he said he wasn't going to jail," the report states.
"As he drove north on I-75, still in Sarasota County, he began punching her. He accelerated to speeds, according to a witness, of over 120 mph," the report states.
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Bronner told the woman "he was going to kill her," the report states.
Eventually, at about 11:30 p.m., Bronner exited I-75 at State Road 70, "and the witness stated he never touched his brakes. The vehicle failed to make the curve and exited the roadway in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle became airborne for approximately 50 feet, crashing down onto S.R. 70 and continued across all six lanes to rest on the north side of 70," the sheriff's office said.
The woman did not require medical treatment, according to the report.
Bronnner was charged with attempted felony murder, and was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.