St. Augustine woman arrested in connection with February crash

A St. Augustine woman was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for a slew of charges stemming from a multicar crash in February.


Kimberly Denise Jones, 27, is facing a single count of DUI causing serious bodily injury to another, three counts of DUI with damage to property, two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to property and two counts of neglect of a child, according to the information filed recently by the 7th Circuit State Attorney’s Office.

A crash report from the St. Augustine Police Department of the Feb. 15 incident indicates that Jones was the driver of a vehicle that left the eastbound lanes of State Road 207 near the South Dixie Highway intersection, and, after travelling through the intersection, entered the westbound lanes where the vehicle struck the front bumper of one vehicle and the door of another.

From there, the report says, Jones entered the southbound lanes of U.S. 1, traveling north, and struck two more vehicles before coming to rest in the median.

The driver of one of the vehicles suffered “a severe injury to his left arm,” according to the report, and Jones complained of “a neck injury” and had to be cut from her own vehicle.

Both were taken to Flagler Hospital.

Two children — ages 8 and 4 — were also in Jones’ vehicle. One was cleared by St. Johns County Fire Rescue at the scene while another was cleared after being transported to Flagler Hospital.

Rescue workers reported at the scene that Jones smelled of alcohol and the officer who filled out the report noted that she was slurring her words and having difficulty answering simple questions.

The report says that Jones agreed to have her blood drawn at Flagler Hospital. A warrant affidavit indicates that results from those samples came back with blood-alcohol levels of .239 and .240.

Records at the St. Johns County jail indicate that Jones was booked into jail around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and released just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday after posting $56,500 bond.

She is scheduled for arraignment on July 7. Court records indicate that she has not yet hired an attorney.