PALM BAY. Fla. – A man was arrested Tuesday on allegations of speeding at 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, police said.
According to a Palm Bay police affidavit, Pierre Jackson, 22, was driving along DeGroodt Road near Falls Church Road when he began zipping through traffic in a black Mercedes.
Police said that Jackson passed an unmarked police vehicle in a no-passing zone and continued to “split the lane,” which caused a white pickup truck to swerve to avoid a head-on collision with the Mercedes.
After pulling Jackson over, police saw that there were three children in the vehicle, and Jackson told police he was speeding to get his girlfriend to a job interview at Taco Bell, according to the affidavit.
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Jackson also informed officers that his license was suspended, and police confirmed that he has a history of traffic citations, the affidavit stated.
Jackson was taken to the Brevard County Jail and faces charges of reckless driving, habitual traffic offender and three counts of child neglect.
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