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Suspected Drunk Driver Flips Car & Flees, Captured Shortly After

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A man suspected of drunk driver is in jail after flipping his car in an accident. Officers say the driver, in his mid 30s, was speeding when he managed to lose control passing through a neighborhood on Wilshire near Staples. The accident happened Thursday night around 11. At one point, witnesses say the driver was on two wheels. After flipping his car, the driver ran off. Officers on the scene were able to track the unidentified man down.

"Based on his quick response and good description in the area, the officers that were coming to the scene were able to get him into custody," said Lieutenant Villareal with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

The driver was caught trying to jump a fence. He suffered minor injuries from that crash. He faces a charge of DWI and evading arrest.

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