Pickup Truck Driver Injures Four After Crashing Through Popular Orlando Bar
A 45-year-old driver was taken into custody over the weekend for his alleged involvement in a drunk driving accident that injured four people at an Orlando bar, according to preliminary reports from the Orlando Police Department.
Collision details from the responding officers with the Orlando Police Department indicate that it was close to 6 p.m. on December 18, 2022, when 45-year-old Jackson Click was drinking beers at the Hideaway Bar in Ivanhoe Village near downtown Orlando. After an undetermined amount of time at the popular hangout for local fans of the Miami Dolphins, Mr. Click left the establishment and got behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram pickup truck. He then drove through the outdoor patio seating area and crashed into the front of the bar.
Andrew Spear, a nearby witness who lives across the street from the Hideaway, told the Orlando Police Department that right before the serious auto accident occurred, he saw the pickup truck slam into a fence as the driver struggled to exit the bar’s parking lot. “He pulled back and gunned it and took a hard left, it was surreal, it was crazy,” he said.
Four patrons of the bar received non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision, with two of those individuals requiring additional medical assistance. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition while the other two refused treatment at the scene for their minor injuries. Everyone is expected to make a full recovery.
Officers with the Orlando Police Department performed routine field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident with Jackson Click, which resulted in BAC levels of 0.315 and 0.324 – roughly four times the legal limit for the state of Florida. He was arrested for DUI causing serious bodily injury and taken to an Orange County jail where he bonded out yesterday afternoon.
Chip Critcher, the owner of the Hideaway Bar, was shocked when he was first notified of the incident, but his primary concern was for the 4 victims of the collision. “I just want to get by this. Make sure everybody’s OK. The materialistic side of this and the rest of it is no big deal. I’m more worried that everybody’s OK,” he said in a statement to local media outlets.
James O. Cunningham
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