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Police say drunken driver missed patrol car and hit another vehicle

Police say drunken driver missed patrol car and hit another vehicle

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College Station police said a 24-year-old was drunk when he nearly crashed into a police car then sideswiped another vehicle over the weekend.

An officer was stopped on the west feeder road of Texas 6 just before midnight Saturday when he noticed a car coming at his vehicle. He began waving his arms and shouting at the driver of the car, and the vehicle switched lanes but didn't stop, according to the arrest report.

Police then received a report that a vehicle had been sideswiped by what appeared to be the same car, but the driver didn't stop, the report states.

Officers located the vehicle in front of a home on Arrington Road, still running with no one in it, a short time later. The driver was found a short distance from the car riding a bicycle, which he rode into a ditch where he tried to hide from officers, according to the police report.

He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, which is punishable by a year in jail and a $4,000 fine, and a Class B misdemeanor for causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle, which is punishable by 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

The man was released from the Brazos County Jail on Sunday after posting $6,000 bail.

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