Melbourne man says his car only broke down, didn’t crash

Melbourne man says he only broke down, didn't crash.
Melbourne man says he only broke down, didn't crash.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A 29-year-old man who was arrested after crashing his vehicle and leaving the scene told police he only broke down.

Jama Rashad Williams of Melbourne collided head-on with a pole Thursday at the intersection of Aldrin Street and Fountain Street.

The estimated cost of the pole is approximately $5,000.

Williams was observed by a witness leaving the scene of the accident on foot prior to police arrival.

While being booked at the Melbourne Police Department, Williams told police he was mad at them.

“The suspect stated that he didn’t crash into the pole but rather that the vehicle ‘simply broke down’ and he had to leave it next to the pole,” the officer said.

Williams was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash w/Property Damage.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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