Police: Lakeland man drives his car into 3 people

A Lakeland man is behind bars after Winter Haven police say he drove his car into three people.

It happened early Saturday morning in the parking lot at Old Man Frank’s bar on Lake Howard Drive in Winter Haven.

According to witnesses, 31-year-old Buddy Bailey got into an altercation.  Police say he got into his 2006 Chrysler 300 and plowed into three different men and continued to drive out of the parking lot.

Dion Ferguson, Eric Robinson, and Kensuan Edwards were all taken to Winter Haven Hospital for minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses who knew Bailey were able to positively identify him as the driver.  He’s charged with three counts of Aggravated Battery with a Motor Vehicle and one count each of leaving the scene of crash involving Injury.

Bailey is booked into the Polk County Jail.