On Saturday in Flagstaff, Arizona, a man suspected of DUI was involved in a single-car accident with a tree, before fleeing from the scene on foot.
According to a police report of the incident by Flagstaff Police Department officials, a 24-year-old man from Leupp, a census-designated area in Coconino Valley, AZ, lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree on Brannen Circle at around 5:30 p.m. that afternoon
Witnesses reported that after the crash, which occurred at around 5:30 p.m., they saw the man get out from the car with a can of Four Loko malt liquor beverage in hand, and proceed to flee northbound on foot.
The DUI suspect was overtaken by police on Paseo Del Flag, where he was apprehended.
One officer wrote in the report that the man was heavily intoxicated, to the point where it was hard to even communicate with him. The suspect apparently denied having any involvement in the accident, stating that he was actually running away from the scene to go enlist help for the accident.
In addition to allegedly leaving the scene of the accident and suspicion of DUI, the man may also be facing charges for resisting arrest, as he refused to put his feet inside of the patrol car as police tried to usher him in the vehicle.
Furthermore, the man was unruly once at the jail, needing to be physically restrained, and refusing to voluntarily submit to sobriety tests. A search warrant was issued for blood to be taken, and DUI charges are now pending the results from the crime lab.
As an Arizona car accident attorney you see how irresponsible and destructive it can be for an individual to operate a vehicle while illegally impaired.
It is fortunate that in this case that it appears no one was seriously injured, as DUI crashes often end up with far greater destruction and loss.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm will keep you updated on any new information relating to this incident, as it is released to the public.