BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville’s red-light cameras captured Jason O’Neal Ruane committing a traffic infraction, and not for simply exceeding the city’s 5 mph speed limit for right-on-red turns, police said.
Red-light cameras caught Jason Ruane, 33, of Inverness, running a red light at West Jefferson Street and Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville police said.
On Nov. 7, the cameras helped police solve a hit-and-run crash with property damage that Ruane, 33, of Inverness, caused on Oct. 24, when he ran a red light at West Jefferson Street and Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville police said.
Red-light camera video shows Ruane entering the intersection at 49 mph — about six seconds after the light turned red, police said. Ruane told police that he was talking to his passenger at the time and was not paying attention.
Video provided by the police department shows Ruane’s car going through the intersection, as traffic turns in front of him. Ruane’s car just missed a white sport utility vehicle, but then appeared to be clipped by a black SUV.
Ruane didn’t stop after the collision, police said.
Ruane later told police that he only missed the first SUV because its driver avoided his car. The collision with the second SUV caused minor damage, police said. Ruane was charged with running a red light and leaving the scene of a traffic crash with property damage.