Overnight Crash

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WHEN: 8/12/2014, 2:40 a.m.

WHERE: 215 Grand Central Place, Tampa

SUSPECT: JONES, Rico Antwan, B/M, 6/11/1986

CHARGES: Driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, fleeing, driving with a suspended license


DETAILS: While on patrol, a DUI officer noticed the driver of a red mustang traveling the wrong way on Howard Avenue. The officer activated his emergency lights to pull the driver over and the driver took off. Suspecting the driver might be impaired; the officer deactivated his emergency equipment and did not follow the suspect per department policy. Several minutes later, a call was received through 911 dispatch that a red mustang hit the building at 215 Grand Central Place. Officers arriving on scene observed Rico Jones, walking away from the crash. Tampa Fire Rescue extinguished the vehicle flames. Jones received minor injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. He since has been booked into the Orient Road Jail.
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