A car overturned after the driver tried to avoid another driver who allegedly ran a red light in a hit-and-run Sunday evening.
No injuries were reported in the accident that happened at the intersection of South Parker Drive and Route 66. The victim's car came to rest on its side and the driver was trapped for a bit until officers freed the man, police said.
The victim was driving westbound on Route 66 a little after 5 p.m. when the suspect reportedly ran a stop sign while driving south on South Parker. The victim tried to avoid hitting the other driver and rolled his car, said Lieutenant Jamie Caldwell.
Officers discovered the victim had been drinking, administered a sobriety test and arrested David Costa, 47, on suspicion of DUI and exceeding the legal blood alcohol level. Costa was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Although vehicle contact did not cause the accident, there was extensive property damage and the suspect drove away from the scene, said police.
The suspect driver was last seen driving eastbound on Route 66 in what eyewitnesses described as a silver, older-model Honda SUV, according to scanner reports.