MELBOURNE POLICE: Dean Beolet Suspected of Smoking Heroin Before Crash That Injured Pregnant Woman
By Space Coast Daily // July 20, 2018
POLICE: white powder field tested positive for heroin
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police arrested 29-year-old Dean Beolet of the 900 block of Gannet Avenue in Palm Bay on Thursday after the truck he was driving crashed into two vehicles, one of which overturned, injuring a woman who is 6-months pregnant.
According to a Melbourne police report, Beolet may have been under the influence of heroin and was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, DUI with personal injury, driving with a suspended license, possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance while driving.
On Thursday at about 9:33 a.m., the Melbourne Police Department received a call for service in reference to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Dairy Road and Palm Bay Road. Several officers from Melbourne and Palm Bay Police Departments responded to the intersection.
“The 911 callers advised a large box truck had struck two sedans and one of the sedans had overturned,” MPD said in a report about the incident.
According to the MPD report, Beolet told a witness to the crash he had been smoking heroin out of a piece of foil prior to the crash. The passenger claimed the Beolet had “taken a hit” of something while driving down the road. The passenger stated he felt the vehicle accelerating prior to the crash.
The crash occurred when the two vehicles were stopped at a red light on southbound on Dairy Road. According to police, Beolet was traveling southbound on Dairy Road and failed to slow or stop, crashing into the back of one of the vehicles.
“That sedan rolled on to its side, entrapping the driver,” said the police report. The driver was also transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Beolet’s truck then continued southbound, striking the rear of the second vehicle.
“This impact forced the sedan into the major intersection,” the arrest report stated. “The driver of that sedan, a 6-month pregnant female, was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
After impacting both vehicles, the truck continued southbound through the intersection, striking a power pole and a Spectrum box, and an AT&T box.
During the ensuing investigation, police officers observed a small plastic bag containing a light brown powder residue on the front seat of the truck and a piece of foil with burn marks was located on the driver’s floorboard.
“In the driver’s door map pocket, a small plastic bag containing an off-white colored powder was located,” said the Melbourne police report.
“This powder field tested positive for heroin. The plastic bag with residue previously mentioned was also gathered from on the seat. These items were placed into evidence.”
Beolet was medically cleared at Holmes Regional Medical Center, transported to the Melbourne Police Department for booking and then booked into the Brevard County Jail.
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