Report: Drunk driver with DUI past punches female deputy after wreck

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Rowan County Sheriff's Deputy was assaulted by an accused drunk driver at the scene of a traffic accident on Monday, according to the deputy's report.

Deputy Lunda Eller had been dispatched to the scene of a wreck on Phaniel's Church Road near Old Beatty Ford Road.  Eller says in her report that the original caller said that the driver of one of the cars in the wreck was drunk and was trying to run from the scene.

An off duty deputy, Eric Eller, stopped to help the victims in the wreck.  The driver of one of the vehicles, Dustan Wilfong Doster, 44, was trying to leave.  The deputy escorted Doster back to his van until the Highway Patrol arrived.

Deputy Lunda Eller asked Doster for his identification.  She notes that Doster "was becoming agitated."  As Doster turned, "he lifted his right arm, swung backwards, hitting me above the right eye area, with his elbow."

Doster then took a swing at Eric Eller.  Both deputies placed Doster on the ground.

Doster was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and jailed under $1000 bond.  Deputy Eller did not need any medical assistance.

Doster has a history of charges involving drunk driving and other offenses in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties.