Man Crashes Into Race Trac Gas Station In Melbourne

John H. Quarterman III
John H. Quarterman III (Photo: Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

MELBOURNE, Florida – Police arrested John H. Quarterman III, 34, after he crashed his vehicle into the Race Trac gas station. Sources say he drove his car into the gas pumps on West Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Police Department said the driver and passenger were passed out in the vehicle upon impact.

Officers arrived at the Race Trac gas station and found a 1998 Chevy Van wrecked into the pumps. There was a small amount of gas spilled on the ground. As a result, the gas station was shut down until the accident scene could be cleared.

Commander Dan Lynch of the Melbourne Police Department believes the driver Quarterman, was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance before the crash.

Officers also discovered that Quarterman had an active warrant from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for his arrest. The driver and passenger were transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center to treat injuries caused by the crash.

Quarterman has since been released from the hospital and booked at the Melbourne Police Department. The passenger will not face any criminal charges at this time.

The suspect will face several charges including DUI with two priors, DUI Property Damage and DUI with Injury.

The Race Trac gas station has reopened, but the pumps are still being inspected for damage.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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