September 30, 2023
Marcus Sims

The Florida Freeway Patrol has tracked down the driving force of a Maserati who fled a three-car crash earlier this 12 months on State Highway 44 close to Lake Deaton.

Marcus J. Sims, 31, of Leesburg, was arrested Friday on warrants charging him with hit and run, reckless driving and driving whereas license suspended. He had been recognized in a photograph lineup in Could in reference to the crash which occurred on Jan. 28.

An investigator decided that Sims had been on the wheel of the black Maserati and was racing a white Audi pushed by 33-year-old Kenneth Jerome Dale of Eustis, in line with an arrest report from FHP. Sims crashed the Maserati and dove “head first” into Dale’s Audi along with his ft “nonetheless hanging out the window.”

Kenneth Jerome Dale
Kenneth Jerome Dale

Left behind was a 27-year-old Summerfield lady whose automobile was caught up within the crash. She suffered a damaged nostril and sought remedy at a hospital. Witnesses reported that the Maserati and Audi had been racing. The possession of the Maserati was traced to a girl and it wasn’t clear if Sims, who has had a number of suspension of his driver’s license, had permission to drive it.

Regulation enforcement tracked down Dale on Jan. 28 and he was charged with possession of a weapon and three counts of drug possession. He additionally had the important thing fob for the Maserati.

Sims was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle and launched after posting $16,500 bond.