Traffic Stop Occurred On Same Road As Crash. Prosecutors Dropped Charges.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The teen identified by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as preliminarily causing the crash that killed six people in West Delray Beach late Thursday night was stopped by police in May.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that Noah Galle of Wellington was stopped by Royal Palm Police on State Road 7, in the area of Southern Boulevard, on May 14th. The time of the stop: 11:14 p.m. Galle was cited for attaching a license plate to a vehicle that did not belong to the vehicle. He was also cited for driving an unregistered vehicle. In Florida, those offenses are serious. They are considered “criminal traffic” matters.
Galle hired an attorney who entered into an agreement with prosecutors. Galle eventually paid a fine and the charges were not pursued.
Galle, according to PBSO, was at the wheel of a BMW, on State Road 7, at 10:58 last night when he allegedly caused the crash that killed six people. From our reporting earlier this morning:
POLICE REPORT: “A BMW M5 driven by Noah T. Galle of Wellington was traveling northbound in the 14000 block of South State Road 7, at a high rate of speed, within the inside lane of travel. A Nissan Rogue was traveling ahead of the BMW in the 14073 block of South State Road 7, within the inside lane of travel. As the Rogue continued northbound, the BMW overtook and collided with the Rogue. During the collision, the front of the BMW impacted the rear of the Rogue.
Immediately after impact, the BMW was redirected to the northeast (while rotating clockwise) over the outside lane of travel, and onto the eastern shoulder of South State Road 7 where it came to final rest facing east.
Immediately after impact, the Rogue was redirected to the northwest (while rotating clockwise) of the inside of the roadway and into the center median. As the Rogue traveled down into the grass and dirt center median, it began flipping and rolling over before coming to final rest (upside down) within the center median facing northwest.
The Nissan Rogue at the time of the collision had six occupants. As a result of the collision, five were declared deceased while on scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue while a sixth was declared deceased at Delray Medical Center.”
PBSO says Galle was impaired by “alcohol or drugs” at the time of the crash. His attorney tells BocaNewsNow.com that this is absolutely incorrect.
Charges have not been filed as of Friday evening. Traffic homicide investigations in Palm Beach County often take close to a year.
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