Driver hits female construction worker in Novato, later turns himself in

NOVATO (KRON) — A man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a road worker with his car in Novato on Monday, according to police.

The suspect reportedly yelled at the female construction worker when she stopped his car in a construction zone in the area of Center Road and Plaza Linda around 8:45 a.m, authorities said.

The suspect, 32-year-old John Allen Bee, then allegedly accelerated his car, hit the worker, and fled the scene, police said.

Bee later contacted Novato police to report the incident and went to the police department. Police arrested and booked Bee under a $50,000 bail in the Marin County Jail around 11:50 a.m. He is being charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury, and an infraction of disobeying traffic control at a construction site.

The construction worker suffered minor injuries, which were treated at the scene.

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