A Davenport man was arrested Tuesday after police say he drove under the influence of marijuana and caused a crash that left four people seriously injured in August.
James Thomas Brazile Jr., 23, last known address in the 1600 block of North Ripley Street, faces four counts of serious injury by vehicle, a Class D felony each punishable by up to five years in prison.
Bond was set Wednesday at $5,000 cash-only. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.
He is also wanted on a warrant out of Rock Island County.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police in support of the criminal complaint:
Just before noon on Aug. 20, police responded to a two-vehicle crash that resulted injuries to multiple people in the 2100 block of Harrison Street.
Witnesses reported that Brazile was driving his silver Buick LaSabre in a reckless manner while under the influence of marijuana.
A passenger in his vehicle said he was smoking marijuana, ran red lights and was driving at speeds in excess of 90 mph on Harrison Street shortly before the crash.
The speed limit on Harrison is 35 mph.
Brazile cut around stopped traffic and ran into the side of another vehicle crossing Harrison Street, which caused serious injuries to the occupants of his vehicle.
One woman, the front seat passenger, suffered serious life-threatening head and spinal injuries.
The rear left passenger suffered life-threatening head and brain injuries, while a woman and a child in the back seat suffered broken arms.
Brazile exhibited signs of impairment and was evaluated by a drug recognition expect after the crash.
Brazile later volunteered a sample of blood/urine and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations Crime Lab determined that he had marijuana in his system, according to the affidavit.