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Drunk Driving Arrest In Crash

POSTED March 4, 2014 2:45 p.m.

An early Saturday morning accident left an Oakdale man facing felony driving under the influence and hit and run counts, after police found his vehicle a short distance from the incident.

According to police reports, the car driven by Vincent Helms, 23, of Oakdale struck and damaged a parked vehicle in the 1600 block of West J Street just after 1 a.m.

The car did not stop, but continued from the scene and was tracked down by officers, who found it on Cresta Court with major front end damage.

Police said a passenger, a 24-year-old from Oakdale, went to the hospital with a head wound as a result of the accident, so Helms was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI because of the injury.

Investigating officer Sgt. Ben Savage said a second passenger escaped injury.

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