Eastern Indiana Police Track Antifreeze to Car in Crash

January 16, 2013

Eastern Indiana police say they tracked down a man accused of crashing into a utility pole while driving drunk by following a trail of leaking antifreeze to his car.

Richmond police were called Monday when a driver fled the scene after crashing his car into the pole and cutting power to more than 40 homes and businesses.

antifreeze leak after car crashThe Palladium-Item reports officers found car parts in the street and followed a trail of antifreeze to a car with considerable front-end damage parked at a convenience store.

Police say the driver fled from the car when they arrived, but was captured following a foot chase.

The man faces three misdemeanor charges, including drunken driving. Police say his blood-alcohol content was .22 percent, or nearly three times Indiana’s legal limit.

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