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Police: Drunken driver flees

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A Collins man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after his car ran off the road and he allegedly tried to flee the scene.

Anthony Reed, 23, of the 2000 block of Hartland Center Road, was charged with hit-skip and operating a vehicle under the influence.

At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Reed was driving west on Ohio 113 East when his Ford F-350 went off the right side of the road and struck a street sign, according to an Erie County deputy’s report.

The truck swerved back onto the pavement, veered off the road’s right side yet again, then spun around and landed backward in a yard, the report said.

Despite the truck’s rear passenger-side tire blowing out during the crash, Reed fled the scene west and drove into Milan, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

Milan officers pulled him over as he was driving into the village, Sigsworth said.

Inside the truck, officers found Reed drinking from an open bottle of whiskey, Sigsworth said.

As officials carted him away, Reed allegedly became belligerent and threatened to “kick everybody’s (expletive).” Inside the cruiser, he started banging his head on a plastic divider, Sigsworth said.

Reed was taken to the Erie County jail and held overnight on $8,000 bond.

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