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Daytona Beach commissioner accused of hitting 66-year-old man during argument


DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — A Daytona Beach city commissioner is accused of hitting a man during an argument at the entrance gate to a subdivision.

Police say 47-year-old Robert Gilliland pulled in behind 66-year-old Alan Robinson at the Pelican Bay gate. Robinson was talking to the guard and Gilliland began honking his horn and yelling.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports the guard let both cars inside but the men stopped and got out of their vehicles. Robinson told police that Gilliland smelled of alcohol so he went to get the man's keys. Gilliland hit Robison on the right side of the head, near the ear.

Gilliland was released from jail on $1,000 bail. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.

He's been a commissioner since 2005.

Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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