A 39-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and sentenced to time served for attacking an Orange County sheriff’s deputy following a traffic collision in Lake Forest in January.
Jon Michael Williams was also ordered to participate in a first-offender alcohol program, according to court records.
A deputy on his way to work Jan. 7 at 4:52 a.m. spotted a traffic collision at El Toro Road and Portola Parkway and stopped to help, according to Orange County sheriff’s deputies.
Williams was refusing to remain on scene or exchange information with the other driver, so the deputy identified himself to him and advised him he had to remain on scene, deputies said.
Williams, who was still in his vehicle, allegedly struck the deputy in the head multiple times — with his keys in his hand, deputies said. He then drove off, but was caught a short distance away, deputies said.
The deputy went to a hospital to be examined for minor cuts and bruises.
Williams pleaded guilty to one count each of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery on a peace officer, driving under the influence of a drug, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit-and-run with property damage and possession of a switch blade, all misdemeanors.
Williams also admitted a felony count of resisting arrest, according to court records.
Williams, who has been in custody since Jan. 7, was sentenced to 348 days in jail.