Trump supporter refused to appear in court over Mar-a-Lago incident

Trump supporter refused to appear in court over Mar-a-Lago incident

The former opera singer who rammed her Infiniti into a clear barrier outside Mar-a-Lago while trying to motorcade President Donald Trump to a rally in Orlando has refused to appear in court.

Elinor Steele-Dunne, 49, was pulled over after striking the eight-foot high, 18-inch wide wall on January 8.

She was attempting to hit Florida's version of the White House lawn, outside an abandoned building at the resort.

Elinor Steele-Dunne, 49, (above with Trump in November) was pulled over after striking the eight-foot high, 18-inch wide wall on January 8

Steele-Dunne, 49, (above) and her lawyer denied any wrongdoing and said she is planning to dispute the citation and other charges and be released without bail

A security camera in the clear barrier captured the Infiniti driven by Steele-Dunne (above), hitting the barrier before running over her leg

But despite denying any wrongdoing and saying she is planning to dispute the citation and other charges and be released without bail, Steele-Dunne was ordered to appear in Palm Beach County Court on Monday.

She appeared with lawyer Anthony York on February 1. According to The Palm Beach Post, they said she doesn't want to appear and that they are going to fight the charges.

Steele-Dunne said she was trying to get Trump's attention to take him to a rally in Orlando on January 7.

She also said she was going to stop, get out of the car and ask him to join her husband's party to protect the country from Democrats, but then realized she didn't have enough time, Fox News reports.

The 59-second video showed the 2016 presidential nominee listening to tape during the re-enactment of his brief phone call with the Orlando nurse

She was expected to see Judge Mabel Bailey on Monday and may face additional penalties, including jail time, after running over a barrier in Florida

When questioned by authorities following the incident Steele-Dunne's husband and it was discovered she had been fired from her job for driving drunk with a suspended license.

She was to go to court in the previous week to answer to the battery charges, but missed the appointment because of business reasons.

After her stop on January 8, the 39-year-old (above) who was already driving with a suspended license, was arrested

According to the probable cause affidavit, Steele-Dunne was allegedly going 70mph when she began driving along a narrow residential road before she collided with the barrier.

When confronted by sheriff's deputies, Steele-Dunne told them she was trying to impress Trump, saying, 'Hey, just because he's the president doesn't mean he's immortal.'

She also denied the claim.

Authorities said she would have made it almost 2 miles before she hit the barrier.

At a press conference in January after the incident, Trump praised the responding deputies, saying 'I would think those guys would be heroes to me'.


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