Dominique Scott, 30, charged with Aggravated Battery with a Motor Vehicle
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is continuing its investigation after a domestic dispute between two drivers of two vehicles ended in a violent crash and hospitalized three people last Thursday.
According to Melbourne Police Commander Mark Renkens, Dominique Scott, 30, was charged in connection with this incident with Aggravated Battery with a Motor Vehicle (DV), Battery with One Prior Conviction (DV), Aggravated Child Abuse, Driving While License Permanently Revoked, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.
Commander Renkens said police officers first received calls that two vehicles, a red vehicle and a black vehicle, were driving recklessly in the area of Lake Washington and Stewart actively striking each other.
A red Ford sedan was observed by officers driving into oncoming traffic in the area of Aurora and Mosswood and intentionally ramming a black Mercury sedan.
Officers turned on their emergency overhead lights to conduct a traffic stop and the black Mercury stopped for the officers while the red Ford fled at a high rate of speed.
The officers contacted the driver of the black Mercury sedan, who was identified through the investigation to be the victim.
Another officer observed the red Ford in the area of Stewart and Lake Washington and was able to see the male driver as the vehicle passed him. The officer also observed damage to the vehicle consistent with this incident.
As the vehicle continued north on Stewart, the officer attempted to stop the red Ford, but the vehicle fled from the officer at a high rate of speed. Due to erratic behavior and the danger it posed to the community, the police officer disengaged from the vehicle.
During the investigation, officers discovered the incident began due to a domestic argument between the drivers of the vehicles and probable cause for felony domestic violence charges was developed.
The investigating officer relayed this information to the surrounding units and another officer then attempted to catch up to the red Ford as it was now traveling west on Parkway, still at a high rate of speed.
As the officer was trying to catch up, he saw the red Ford drive into the intersection of Wickham and Parkway where the driver ran the red light and was struck by multiple vehicles, ejecting three occupants of the red Ford.
As officers arrived on the scene, they began providing emergency medical treatment to the injured parties on the scene and multiple people were taken to local hospitals with injuries.
The juvenile in the red Ford was airlifted to Arnold Palmer hospital in Orlando. At this time, all involved are believed to be in stable condition.
The suspected driver of the other vehicle was identified as Scott.
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently investigating this crash. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please call Traffic Homicide Investigator Officer Chris Livingston at (321) 608-6612.
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