Driver charged for crash that killed Davenport man

The man police say was driving a car that went airborne and crashed now faces criminal charges for the death of his passenger.

Police said John Frost, 47, of Davenport, Iowa was killed when the car he rode in slid off the northbound lanes of Brady Street, went airborne and came to rest against the front of the AAA Rents store at 3707 Brady Street at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

The crash also knocked out power to thousands of MidAmerican Energy Customers.

Charles James Williams, 22, also of Davenport, is accused of being intoxicated while he drove the car involved in the crash.  Police say Williams left the scene but was later found.

Williams was arrested Friday, December 20 after he was medically released.  He was booked into the Scott County Jail just before 11 a.m. that day.

A spokesman for the Davenport Police Department said Williams was arrested for homicide by vehicle, operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a death accident, failure to have a valid license or permit while driving and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

Williams also faces multiple probation violation charges.

Online court records show Williams was on probation when the wreck happened.  He pleaded guilty in 2011 to possession of a controlled substance, delivering a controlled substance and two counts of sponsoring a gathering for the use of a controlled substance.  He was sentenced in February 2012 to 15 years in prison but the sentence was suspended to five years of supervised probation.  Williams was just released in July after he spent nearly six months in jail for violating that probation in early 2013.

Court records show Williams was also sentenced to 21 hours of community service after he was charged with public intoxication seven days before the crash.

Jail records show Williams was held in the Scott County Jail on a total of $35,000 cash-only bond.

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