Suspect arrested in hit-and-run crash involving family of four

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run crash involving family of four

Martin County, Fl ( The man deputies believe is responsible for a hit-and-run crash from last December was arrested.

Deputy Eric Day has taken his mission to lead the MCSO hit and run task force very seriously. The results keep coming in. We would like to update you on his latest investigation.
Brian Chavis from North Carolina was arrested and charged with the December hit and run crash of a family of four traveling for the holidays.
Chavis smashed into the back of the family’s vehicle along Dixie Highway and Seaward Avenue. He got out of his car to inspect the damage, then got back in and took off without a trace. So he thought.
Through investigative means, Deputy Day was able to identify and track Chavis to Indian River County. Once he secured a warrant, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office assisted with Chavis’s arrest. Brian Chavis was taken to the Indian River County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Why would Chavis run you ask? We believe his revoked drivers license had something to do with it. Revoked because of 30 prior driver’s license offense convictions out of North Carolina. Brian Chavis is only 27-years old.
Driving with a suspended, revoked or no license at all (never having one) is becoming a serious problem in our area. And we will continue to aggressively pursue and arrest offenders.
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