Melbourne Police Arrest Suspect After Crashing Car Into Melbourne Gas Station

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34-year-old John Quarterman III Arrested

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The Melbourne Police Department arrested 34-year-old John H. Quarterman III on Thursday for crashing his vehicle into the gas pumps at the Race Trac gas station on West Eau Gallie Blvd. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department arrested 34-year-old John H. Quarterman III on Thursday for crashing his vehicle into the gas pumps at the Race Trac gas station on West Eau Gallie Blvd., according to authorities.

At around 1:30 p.m., Melbourne Police received a call about a vehicle that crashed into the gas pumps.

The driver and passenger were passed out upon impact.

According to a release by police, when officers arrived at the gas station they found a 1998 Chevy Van crashed into the pumps and a small amount of gas spilled onto the ground which prompted the business to shut down all the gas pumps.

The suspected driver, John H. Quarterman III, was contacted and the officers believed he was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance, according to Commander Dan Lynch of the Melbourne Police Department.

The suspect was also found to have an active warrant from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center and brought to the Melbourne Police Department for booking.

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The passenger of the vehicle was transported from the scene and will not face any criminal charges at this time.

The suspect will face the following criminal charges: DUI with 2 priors, DUI Property Damage and DUI with Injury.

Race Trac gas station has opened back up and the pumps are being evaluated for damage.

If you have any information about this case please call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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ABOVE MAP: The Melbourne Police Department arrested 34-year-old John H. Quarterman III on Thursday for crashing his vehicle into the gas pumps at the Race Trac gas station on West Eau Gallie Blvd.


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