Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Worker John Michael Gratton is accused of driving while under the influence and crashing into five vehicles.
Gratton, 38, of Coral Springs, faces several charges, including DUI first offense; DUI damage with personal injury; possession of drug paraphernalia; reckless driving; reckless driving causing property damage; reckless driving causing injury; leaving the scene of an accident with property damage; failure to remain at a scene involving a non-serious injury; and resisting an officer without violence. His bond was set $3,000.
According to news sources, the car crash occurred at around 8:30 a.m. on November 23 in the eastbound lanes of State Road 84, east of SW 148th Avenue in Davie.
The cyclists were members of a group called Cycling Family Broward. They regularly ride in the Davie area on weekends, although in much larger numbers. That Sunday’s ride began at 7:30 a.m. in Pembroke Pines and was to last for three hours, sources say.
Horsford, 62, is charged with failing to stop at a crash involving serious injury and failing to stop at the site of a fatal crash. The press did not name an attorney for him.
Morton, 72, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injuries. He bail was set at $100,000 during bond court on Tuesday. The press did not name an attorney for him.