Port St. Lucie Man Charged In Fiery Hit-And-Run Crash On Southeast Crosstown Parkway
PORT ST. LUCIE — A man accused of driving the wrong way on Southwest Crosstown Parkway and crashing into two vehicles, seriously injuring a woman, was arrested on DUI and other charges, according to recently-released affidavits.
The 36-year-old man of the 1800 block of Southwest Airoso Boulevard in Port St. Lucie was arrested after the crashes. He was jailed on two counts of DUI, serious bodily injury, and a single count of hit and run in connection with the incidents investigated by Port St. Lucie police.
The first crash appeared to happen in the area of Southwest Bayshore Boulevard and Southwest Crosstown Parkway.
The driver of the struck vehicle told police the vehicle that hit him, a “lifted” black Dodge Ram, left driving east in the westbound lanes of Southwest Crosstown Parkway.
Shortly after that, emergency calls came in about another crash in the area of Southwest Crosstown Parkway east of Southeast Airoso Boulevard. In that crash, one of the vehicles caught fire.
A woman in a red Nissan sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital. She remained hospitalized Friday, according to Sgt. Keith Boham, Port St. Lucie police spokesman.
A second person from the same vehicle also was injured, but the extent of that person’s injuries wasn’t immediately clear.
The driver took breath tests that measured his blood alcohol content at 0.203 and 0.189 — greater than the legal limit of 0.08.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “A Hit-and-run is one of the worst type of accidents. When that person that fled the scene is caught you have rights that are different then in a regular car crash. Make sure you speak to a licensed professional about your rights”.
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