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Five People Have Been Injured After An Intoxicated Off-duty St. Lucie County Police Caused Terrible Crash

An intoxicated off-duty detective was involved in a car accident in St. Lucie County that left two people critically injured, police sources and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The 39-year old driver who works in the 48th Precinct in the St. Lucie County, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Fort Pierce Expressway when he rear-ended another car on the entrance ramp near St. Lucie Village.

The impact badly injured a 24-year-old woman and one teenager in the other car, police said. Both victims are still in critical condition at a hospital in St. Lucie County.

Three other occupants, a 23-year-old woman, an 11-year old boy, and a 26-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.

The 39-year old driver had suffered some minor head and neck injuries and was taken to the same hospital before being charged with DWI, Florida Highway Patrol said.

He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, and refusal to take a breath test.

The Florida Highway Patrol made it known that the crash is still under investigation, and anyone with relevant information concerning the crash is asked to contact the St. Lucie County Police Department.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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