State Police said today they've cited now former Patriots player Brandon Spikes on charges he rammed into the back of an SUV on I-495, injuring the three people inside early Sunday.
Specifically, Spikes is charged with failure to stay within marked lanes, speeding, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger and leaving the scene of a personal-injury crash.
Responding troopers located the Maybach with significant front-end damage in the median off the northbound side of Route 495 shortly before 3:30 a.m. on June 7. The driver was not with the vehicle. Before he fled the scene, however, he was contacted by the Mercedes onboard assistance service, which had detected a crash and called the vehicle. During that call, the driver reported that he had struck a deer.
When troopers responded to the abandoned car, they found no evidence of a deer strike on or around the Maybach. Around the same time, also on Route 495 north in Foxborough, troopers responded to the Murano, which had pulled over into the breakdown lane. The vehicle showed evidence of being struck from behind.
The three victims - a Billerica couple and their 12-year-old son, were treated and released at an Attleboro hospital.