Driver who crashed into pole and fled scene turns himself in

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 20, 2017

WAKULLA CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- A driver accused of crashing into a utility pole and then fleeing the scene has turned himself in to authorities.

44-year-old Jason Meacham made contact with the Florida Highway Patrol on Monday in reference to an accident that happened on December 16.

The original crash report states that a gray Toyota Camry was traveling east on US-98 near Hamaknockers BBQ in Crawfordville when the car traveled onto the shoulder and struck a utility pole. FHP said the driver began throwing beer bottles out of the vehicle before continuing traveling east on US-98.

Meacham told troopers that a deer ran in front of his vehicle, so he steered the car to the right to avoid striking the deer. Meacham said his car traveled onto the shoulder and collided with a utility pole.

Meacham has been charged with failure to drive in a single lane, failing to report a crash and leaving the scene of a crash.

Troopers believe the accident may have been alcohol related.


WCTV Eyewitness News
December 17, 2017

WAKULLA CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- Troopers are looking for a driver who crashed into a utility pole and threw beer bottles from the car before fleeing the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 7:21 p.m. Saturday on US-98 near Hamaknockers BBQ in Crawfordville.

The crash report states that a gray Toyota Camry was traveling east on US-98 when the car suddenly pulled onto the south shoulder and struck a utility pole. FHP says the driver began throwing beer bottles out of the vehicle before continuing traveling east on US-98.

Troopers say the car has front end damage.

Charges are pending. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (850) 245-7700.



 
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