Palm Bay Woman Crashes Car Into Home After Night Of Drinking

Suspected drunk driver with no driver's license crashed her car into a house in Palm Bay, Florida.
Suspected drunk driver with no driver's license crashed her car into a house in Palm Bay, Florida. (Photo: WFTV)

PALM BAY, Florida – A suspected drunk driver with no driver’s license crashed her car into a house, forcing the family to live elsewhere until repairs are done.

Marcella Malone, 33, refused to take a field sobriety test. Police said she appeared to be confused and could barely stand.

Police said she ran into a mailbox and hit a utility pole before the vehicle crashed into the home on Eldron Boulevard.

Neighbor Jordan Paige said he heard a loud crash that woke him and his roommates up. He quickly called 911 and checked to see if everyone was alright.

Paige said Malone kept saying “Oh my God, is everyone OK?”

There were two people inside the home at the time of the crash. Neither person had injuries. They tried to stop Malone from getting back into her car, but she screamed, “I’m not going anywhere!”

Police tried multiple times to walk Malone out of the home, but she threw herself on the ground instead. Officers had to carry Malone out to place her on a stretcher. She tried to fight off the paramedics.

Malone had to be handcuffed so paramedics could take her to Palm Bay Community Hospital.

Police read Malone her Miranda rights three times before she asked for an attorney.

The vehicle contained a bottle of brandy liquor wedged near the center console. The bottle was nearly empty.

Malone was arrested on charges of DUI with property damage, resisting arrest, and driving without a license. She had never been issued a driver’s license.

The home is being rented out and is uninhabitable, according to investigators. The people renting the home are now staying with relatives.

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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.