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66-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Jailed for Drunk Driving After Crash on Royal …

66-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Jailed for Drunk Driving After Crash on Royal Palms Parkway

| November 30, 2012

Raymond C. Jakubielski’s Ford Focus after the crash. (FHP)

Raymond C. Jakubielski, a 66-year-old resident of Woodfern Place in Palm Coast, was driving south on Pine Lakes Parkway Thursday evening at 6:15, at the wheel of a 2004 Ford Focus. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, he was drunk.

Raymond Jakubielski

Robert Hunt, a 27-year-old Palm Coast resident, was driving north at the same time, on the same road. He was at the wheel of a 2003 Saturn SL.

Right past Westhampton Drive, and before Woodhaven Drive, Jakubielski swerved into Hunt’s northbound lane, on the two-lane, heavily trafficked feeder road. The two cars collided.

The left front side of Jakubielski’s Ford struck the left-front side of Hunt’s Saturn, and sent the Saturn spinning out of control, toward the north, skidding onto the grass and finally ending in a ditch, facing south. The car was further–and severely–damaged as it sank into the ditch. Hunt escaped without injuries. The car itself sustained $8,000 in damages. He was unaccompanied in the car.

Jakubielski continued south in the northbound lane, forcing another vehicle to swerve to avoid another collision. Jakubielski finally brought his Ford to a stop facing south, in the northbound lane, at the intersection of Pine Lakes and Woodhaven Drive.

The Palm Coast Fire Police closed the northbound lane for an hour after the crash as FHP investigated, and Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fuire Department tended to the drivers. Jakubielski suffered only minor injuries (his car sustained $10,000 in damages). He was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler for treatment, then arrested on a drunk driving charge, with property damage, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The Fire Police’s re-routing prevented major back-ups. Bond was set at $500 for Jakubielski, who bonded out. His arraignment before Flagler County Court Judge Sharon Atack is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. He was also cited for driving in the wrong lane, and owes a fine of $166. He does not have any prior records locally, including any other traffic citations.

Robert Hunt’s Saturn, in the ditch. (FHP)

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