Pace man drives off cliff…has nothing to do with ACLU

PPD Press Release: A Pace resident was injured earlier this morning when his car left the road and went over a cliff off Scenic Highway.

James Weatherwax, 25, of 4606 Old Guerney Road was southbound on Scenic Highway around 1 a.m. when his car left the road around Bluff Drive, said Officer Maria Landy.

Weatherwax told police he swerved to avoid hitting a deer before the 2001 Nissan he was driving went approximately 100 feet over the cliff and then another 150 feet before it stopped against a tree.

After the crash, Weatherwax is believed to have walked about a mile north to steps across from Bayview Cemetery, climbed the steps and then flagged down a passing motorist for help. Pensacola Police received a 911 call to respond to the area around 5:48 a.m.

Landy said Weatherwax was wearing a seatbelt; there were no indications of alcohol. He received extensive facial injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No charges have been filed.