A Blue Earth man allegedly crashed into a parked van and a utility pole, then fled from a Police Officer on deflated tires while driving drunk.
Fifty nine year old Jacob Shope was charged with felony fleeing police, gross misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor leaving the scene of a crash Tuesday in Faribault County District Court.
A Blue Earth resident reported someone crashed into her van, parked on a street and fled Saturday evening, according to a court complaint. She provided Shope’s license plate. A Police Officer located Shope’s pickup driving with extensive damage, including deflated tires. Shope fled from the officer for a short period before stopping, the charges say.
A breathalyzer allegedly showed he had an alcohol concentration of 0.20.
A broken utility pole was found near Shope’s residence and a pole shaped dent was found on Shope’s bumper.