Titusville Police Arrest Suspect Matthew Wayne Bartlett In Hit-and-Run Crash

By  //  January 11, 2017

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currently being held at the Brevard County Jail

Titusville Police have arrested Matthew Wayne Bartlett, 57, of Titusville, and charged him with Driving While Under the Influence (DUI), Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving. (TPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 10.

Matthew Wayne Bartlett, 57, of Titusville, was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence (DUI), Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving.

According to the Titusville police, the preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cheney Highway and Sisson Road, the suspect driving westbound in a Ford Explorer hit the rear end of a Honda Civic that was stopped at the traffic light.

“The suspect left the crash scene without stopping and continued westbound on Cheney Highway for approximately one mile, and crashed into a Honda CRZ, which subsequently forced that vehicle to crash into a Toyota Prius at the intersection of Cheney Highway and Barna Avenue,” said Amy Matthews, Titusville Police Department Public Affairs Coordinator/Public Information Officer.

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All four drivers involved in the traffic crashes were the sole occupants of their vehicles.

The driver of the Honda Civic was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Honda CRZ was treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Bartlett is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail with $17,500 bond.

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