Police: Drunk driver cuts through yard, flips SUV during pursuit through Melbourne

A man was arrested in Melbourne after leading police on a wild chase while impaired, officers said.

Rolondeus Gray, 41, is facing several charges including driving under the influence and cocaine possession. 

According to a police report, an officer was patrolling in the Quail Village Subdivision when the officer noticed a man, identified as Gray, sitting in a BMW drinking out of a clear glass liquor bottle. 

Moments later, the officer says he saw Gray drive out of the subdivision, rolling through a stop sign and swerving into another lane. The officer tried to conduct a traffic stop but said Gray kept going and began to drive faster, continuing to drive on the wrong side of the road. 

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The chase reportedly continued through several streets. At one point, the officer says Gray nearly hit a 7-Eleven because of his erratic driving. After running several stop signs, Gray also reportedly drove through a yard of a home and through the backyard, hitting a fence. 

The chase ended when the BMX hit some poles that caused the vehicle to flip on its side. 


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Officers say Gray admitted to not having a driver's license and to drinking Gin out of a bottle. Officers say a white powdery substance found in the car tested positive for cocaine. 

He was taken to the Brevard County jail. 

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