Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Truck Crashes Into 2 Palm Bay Police Cars

PALM BAY, Florida -- Palm Bay police say that drinking and driving is suspected in a vehicle crash that involved two patrol cars late Monday night.  


At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Cpl. Floyd Burke and Officer Chris Maloy responded to a disabled vehicle in the middle of the southbound lanes of Babcock Street just south of Blayne Street in Palm Bay, Florida.


The officers positioned their patrol cars in the left southbound lane of Babock Street with emergency lights activated in order to block the disabled vehicle.  During that time, a man driving a 2005 Chevy Colorado allegedly failed to stop or yield for the emergency lights.  The Chevy then struck one of the police cars - pushing it into the other police car. 


Police say that 61-year-old Errol Brace was possibly impaired at the time.  Brace suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.  Cpl. Burke's patrol vehicle sustained heavy damage and may be totaled.  Ofc. Maloy's patrol vehicle sustained minor damage.  There were no injuries to any officers.


Brace was transported to Palm Bay Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.