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12-255 Arrest Made In Seven Vehicle Hit and Run Crash From June 2012

Who:   

Saeed Ali Williams

DOB: 3/6/89

Address: 1127 Marshall Street, Clearwater

Williams has been in the Pinellas County Jail on unrelated drug charges since August 2012. 

He was charged October 31, 2012 with:

1 Ct. Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Injuries

1 Ct. Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding

1 Ct. Reckless Driving Resulting in Injury

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

What:     MAIT investigators charged Saeed Williams Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in connection with a multiple vehicle crash which occurred on June 1, 2012, at the intersection of Enterprise Road and McMullen Booth Road in Safety Harbor. The charges were placed on Williams at the Pinellas County Jail, where he has been incarcerated since August on unrelated drug charges.

When:    The multi-vehicle crash occurred on June 1, 2012, just before midnight.

Where:   The crash occurred at the intersection of Enterprise Rd. and McMullen Booth Road in safety Harbor

How/Why:   According to deputies, just before midnight on June 1, 2012, a deputy on patrol saw a white BMW traveling westbound on Curlew Road make an illegal U-turn. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, but the BMW fled. The deputy deactivated his emergency lights, and did not pursue the BMW. Reports indicate the BMW ran at least two red lights before causing a seven vehicle crash at the intersection of McMullen Booth and Enterprise.

The BMW driver fled the scene on foot and was not apprehended that night. Several persons received injuries from the crash, – none were seriously hurt. Many of the seven vehicles involved were heavily damaged.

During the course of the investigation, DNA samples were obtained from the interior of the BMW. Investigators obtained “touch” DNA evidence from the driver’s side door airbag, and submitted it to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) for analysis. The results of this DNA test and other evidence led deputies to Williams – who was already in the Pinellas County Jail on unrelated drug charges. Early on in the investigation, deputies had information that Williams was the BMW driver, but the DNA evidence helped put him behind the wheel.

The investigation continues.

 

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