Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Dunnellon, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 20290 Southwest Marine Boulevard, Dunnellon.

Marion County Fire Rescue and Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department units were already on the scene when FHP arrived.

The first of three MCFR units arrived to find a white 2006 Scion that had impacted two parked cars.

The driver of the Scion, Brian Edward Chase, 52, was trapped inside the vehicle. MCFR crews quickly extricated Chase and transported him to Ocala Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the investigating trooper, the driver of the Scion was traveling westbound on Marine Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle while traveling above the 35 mph posted speed limit.

The driver then skid onto the aforementioned property and slammed into a parked Ford truck and Hyundai.

Troopers said that alcohol might be a factor in this crash.

Charges are pending the results of a blood test. This usually takes 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the caseload at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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