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A Delray Beach man is accused of being drunk when he crashed his car into a pedestrian in Boynton Beach last year, leaving the victim with several serious injuries, according to an arrest report.

Maxene Jean, 28, is facing a charge of DUI with serious bodily injury in the Labor Day weekend wreck. He was arrested Tuesday and released Thursday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting a $3,000 bond.

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Jean allegedly slammed into a panhandler Sept. 3 at the intersection of Woolbright Road and Interstate 95 while driving at between 60 to 70 mph, according to a witness.

Toxicology reports showed Jean had a blood-alcohol level as high as .169, more than twice the .08 legal threshold for intoxication.

Jean had taken the northbound exit from I-95 at Woolbright but was allegedly traveling at such a high speed that he was unable to negotiate a westbound turn.

The Volkswagen Jetta that Jean was driving struck Woolbright Road’s center median, where the 57-year-old victim was standing and holding a sign, the report said. The impact threw the man more than 40 feet.

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Jean allegedly tried to flee but was forced to stop by another vehicle, the report said. Four juveniles were inside Jean’s car. One of them told Boynton Beach police of pleading with Jean to slow down, but said he did not listen. Police were also told Jean was coming from a party and had drunk alcohol.

The victim was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with injuries that included an open knee fracture that required surgery, broken vertebrae and a broken tibia, the report said.



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