Mount Pleasant police say a 58-year-old village resident could face drunk driving and hit-and-run charges after he hit a light pole Monday and fled the scene in the wrong lane.
According to witnesses, the male driver was turning northbound (left) onto Highway 31 around 2:55 p.m. Monday when he hit the light pole on the median. Instead of stopping, though, the driver continued north in the southbound lanes to Newman Road where he turned left.
The driver was behind the wheel of a green Mitsubishi with a flat tire.
Officers caught up to the vehicle on Newman Road near the intersection of Woodland Hills Drive and initiated a traffic stop, a written release from MPPD Sgt. Eric Relich reads.
The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of operating while intoxicated – second offense. He was also issued municipal citations for operating the wrong way on a divided highway, unsafe lane deviation, and hit and run property adjacent to highway.