On March 27, 2017, at about 2:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Howell Street regarding a major accident. After a preliminary investigation, it was determined the driver accelerated in reverse at a high rate of speed onto a public sidewalk striking pedestrians and the side of a building (Side Bar) at 2626 Howell Street. Eight individuals were injured in the accident, including the bartender inside the club. The impact of the crash into the building caused bottles of alcohol and a large ice cooler to fall hitting the bartender and causing injury. Seven people were transported to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. The driver, Shabrika Bailey, a 25-year-old female, was arrested for two counts of Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle – Serious Bodily Injury, Felony 3. The right front passenger, Trevone Boykin, 23-year-old male, was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication, Misdemeanor C and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor B. These offenses are documented on case numbers 067930-2017 and 067967-2017.
Mar 27 2017