The 63-year-old man charged with multiple offenses after a crash between a car he was driving and a Go Raleigh bus on North McDowell Street last week has been taken from a hospital to jail and held on $50,000 bail for his first court appearance Tuesday.
Police took Joseph Mederious Craveiro, whose address is listed in arrest records as a men’s shelter on South Wilmington Street, into custody Monday afternoon as he was released from WakeMed Raleigh hospital.
Ambulances took Craveiro and several people from the bus to WakeMed after the Dec. 28 crash at the West Edenton Street intersection.
Arrest warrants charged Craveiro with felony hit-and-run for leaving the scene of an accident that involved serious injury, driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, operating a car without a registration tag, reckless driving, speeding in the 35 mph zone and misdemeanor hit-and-run.
The misdemeanor hit-and-run charge involved a collision with a Toyota 4Runner at West Martin and South McDowell streets a few minutes before the bus crash.
Wake County records show Craveiro has had numerous misdemeanor arrests over the past eight years. Among the charges were speeding to elude arrest in February 2008, driving with a revoked license and failing to stop after a property-damage accident in November 2009 and fleeing in a motor vehicle to elude arrest in January 2015