Patrol: Drunk driver calls from home about crash

Local man charged with DUI, failing to stop after accident.
Cary Ashby
Dec 12, 2013

An intoxicated Greenwich driver who crashed his vehicle later called the state Highway Patrol from home about being involved in a one-vehicle accident Saturday.

Tyler B. Stephens, 22, of 18 Market St., reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol and glassy, bloodshot eyes when Trooper Korey Robinson interviewed him at his home. The trooper also said in his report the suspect had a difficult time maintaining his balance and admitted to having mixed drinks since the time he got home.

No sobriety tests were performed at the time.

Earlier, at 1:41 p.m., Stephens was eastbound on Boughtonville Road. Robinson determined the driver went off the left side and hit a utility pole near the Edwards Road intersection in Ripley Township.

Stephens then went home and called the patrol about the crash, according to troopers. He was charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop after an accident.

Comments

Good 2 B Me

I am wondering how they plan to make the DUI stick? IF he says he had been drinking at home, he can use that to defend against the DUI. Just say he had the wreck, got scared and went home. Had some drinks and felt guily, so he called the police.

Guess we will see how this one pans out.