Melbourne Police Take Down DUI Suspect After Hit-and-Run Wednesday Night

By  //  March 3, 2016

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Melbourne Police Officers responded to a vehicle leaving the scene of a crash at Croton Road/Eau Gallie Boulevard on Wednesday night, at around 7:55 p.m., where at least one of the occupants of the other vehicles was injured, according to Lt. Tim Turner of the Melbourne Police Department

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police Officers responded to a vehicle leaving the scene of a crash at Croton Road/Eau Gallie Boulevard on Wednesday night, at around 7:55 p.m., where at least one of the occupants of the other vehicles was injured, according to Lt. Tim Turner of the Melbourne Police Department.

Police located the vehicle and driver near his apartment at 2647 Trinidad Circle.

Stanley Warren Jones, 54, was then arrested for DUI after he was involved in a three car crash and left the scene of the crash, according to Lt. Turner.

According to witnesses, Jones rear-ended a vehicle forcing it into the rear of another vehicle causing damage to both.

The driver of one of the vehicles he struck was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

After being identified as the driver that left the scene, Jones was arrested and was assessed at the Melbourne Police Department where he was determined to be impaired, according to a release by Melbourne Police.

Breath test results were .204 and .211 which is over twice the legal limit.

A review of Jones’ criminal history revealed the man has had two prior convictions for DUI in 2013 and 2014.

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Jones was turned over to the Brevard County Jail with his bond set at $24,000.

The suspect was charged with driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and leaving the scene of a crash with personal injury.

The Melbourne Police Department is dedicated to reduce DUI related offenses in the city. Since January 2015 the Melbourne Police Department has conducted an estimated 120 DUI investigations and will continue to search out suspected DUI violations within the City of Melbourne.

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ABOVE MAP:  Melbourne Police Officers responded to a vehicle leaving the scene of a crash at Croton Road/Eau Gallie Boulevard on Wednesday night, at around 7:55 p.m., where at least one of the occupants of the other vehicles was injured, according to Lt. Tim Turner of the Melbourne Police Department.


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