After crashing on Pines Lakes Parkway, 66 year old man of Palm Coast locked up for Drunk Driving

66-year-old Raymond C. Jakubielski, resident of Woodfern Place in Palm Coast was driving his 2004 Ford Focus south on Pine Lakes Parkway Thursday when he crashed into a vehicle. He was charged and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident took place at 6:15 p.m.

27-year-old Robert Hunt, a resident of Palm Coast, was driving his 2003 Saturn SL north on Pine Lakes Parkway when he was hit.

Jakubielski’s car got out of control and swerved into Hunt’s northbound lane, just after Westhampton Drive and before Woodhaven Drive. The two-laned road was heavily trafficked when the two cars collided.

According to police reports, both cars collided with each other from the left-front sides as they were coming from opposite sides. After the collision, Hunt’s car got out of control, swerving toward the north. After crossing the grass area, the car stopped by falling in a ditch, facing south. The car was severely damaged as a result of the collision and then sank into the ditch. The car sustained $8000 in damage whereas Hunt came out of the car without any injury. He was alone in his car.

Jakubielski continued to drive south in the northbound lane, forcing another car to swerve to avoid another collision. At the intersection of Pine Lakes and Woodhaven Drive, Jakubielski’s Ford finally came to a stop, facing south in the northbound lane.

After the accident, the northbound lane was closed by the Palm Coast Fire Police for an hour. In that hour, investigation was done by FHP while Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Department tended to the drivers.

Both Jakubielski and Hunt were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash but Jakubielski suffered minor injuries and his car sustained a loss of $10,000 in damage. He was taken to the Florida Hospital Flagler for treatment of his injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, he was arrested and locked up after treatment for drunk driving and damaging property.

The re-routing of cars by the Fire Police avoided major back-ups. Jakubielski’s bond was set at $500 which he bonded out. He is scheduled to appear in court before Flagler County Court Judge Sharon Atack on Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. He was also cited to appear in court as he was driving in the wrong lane and he was charged a fine of $166. Police records show that Jakubielski does not have any prior records, including traffic citations.

Author: Amir Ladan
A former assistant state attorney for Orange/Osceola Counties, Amir has handled thousands of cases and dozens of trials, ranging from DUI and traffic offenses to murder, in both adult and juvenile court.

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