Drunk driver flees crash scene with flat tire

MOUNT PLEASANT-- Police catch up to a suspected drunk driver who crashed into a light pole and then fled the scene with a flat tire.

The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. Monday near Highway 20 and Washington Ave.

Police said that when they responded to the scene they witnessed a downed pole, but there was no vehicle in sight.

A witness told an officer that a vehicle hit the light pole in the median of the street while trying to make a left turn.

Shortly after the crash an officer located the vehicle driving on a flat tire that was nearly off the rim.

The 58-year-old driver was arrested for his 2nd OWI. He was also issued citations for operation the wrong way on a divided highway, unsafe lane deviation and hit and run property adjacent to the highway.

No one was injured in the crash.

The left lane of Highway 31 at Highway 20 was closed for about 2 hours while the light pole was fixed.

The case has been referred to the Racine County District Attorney's Office for charges.


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