BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Charges have been upgraded against a man Tuscaloosa Police said crashed into a golf cart and injured two University of Alabama students Friday night.
The second-degree assault charge against William Brown has been upgraded to first-degree assault. Tuscaloosa Police said the charge is in relation to the injuries sustained by the male victim. His injuries turned out to be more serious than they initially appeared.
A DUI charge against Brown was added Sunday.
Here are the full charges:
Assault 1 (female victim) $30,000 bond
Assault 1 (male victim) $30,000 bond
DUI: $5,000 bond
Officers said Brown could face further charges once the case is presented to a grand jury.
Police said William Brown, 32, of Holt, was taken into custody after crashing his Jeep Cherokee into a van and a Joyride golf cart at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30.
A TPD officer working The Strip said he heard a loud crash and saw smoke in the air before rushing to the crash site in the area of Rounders and Quick Grill. The Joyride cart was pinned between the two vehicles, and two victims were on the ground with serious injuries. TPD’s Accident Reconstruction Unit investigators with assistance from the Cyber Intel Unit determined that Brown had been speeding through the Publix parking lot before he ran the stop sign entering University Boulevard and crashing into the Joyride and the van.
The Joyride passengers, an 18-year-old female student and a 19-year-old male student, were treated for serious injuries, according to police.
The 19-year-old’s mother told WBRC her son is in ‘pretty bad shape’ and recovering at home with help from family. She said the 18-year-old will have to have surgery.
The Joyride driver was later transported to the hospital for treatment of less serious injuries. The driver of the van did not appear to be injured.