News: Alleged drunk driver charged in wrong-way collision in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, FL – A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a crash in Pompano Beach that injured a woman and her son, according to NBC Miami.

Authorities said 58-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Ballard was driving a Jeep Wrangler north in the southbound lanes of South Dixie Highway Friday when the accident occurred at about 2 a.m.

The Jeep collided head-on with a Toyota Saris that was headed south.  The driver of the Toyota and her 8-year-old son were transported to Broward Health Medical Center for emergency treatment of their injuries.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said Ballard showed signs of impairment. After failing a sobriety test and having his blood alcohol levels measured, he was arrested on multiple charges including DUI, reckless driving and causing serious injuries in a crash.

Ballard, a resident of Westfield, Indiana, was released from the Broward County Jail bond and was permitted to return to Indiana.

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