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Drunk Driver Fled After Hitting Light Post, Mailbox, Cops Say

Damage to Chester man's car left gouge marks in pavement, police report.

Drunk Driver Fled After Hitting Light Post, Mailbox, Cops Say

A Chester man created quite the scene after crashing into a light post and mailbox in Hastings Square before his arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated, Washington Township Police said.

At 11:23 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to Knob Hill Road in Hastings Square after a resident reported hearing a vehicle crash, then saw the driver leave the scene, Lt. Mark Niemynski said.

When Officer Kirk Griffin arrived on scene, he located the vehicle, a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, parked in the lot near the community’s pool, Niemynski said.

Griffin noticed the vehicle had damage to the front and driver’s side and two severely damaged driver’s side tires and rims, Niemynski said.

Griffin then found the driver, Kayron Davis, 42, of Chester near the vehicle. Davis told Griffin he hit a curb and wanted to go home, Niemynski said. During the conversation, Griffin detected the odor of marijuana as well as alcohol, Niemynski said.

Further investigation revealed Davis was driving under the influence of alcohol and was in possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, Niemynski said.

At the scene of the crash, police found Davis had crossed the roadway, struck a light post and mailbox, destroying both, Niemynski said. Davis then drove back onto the roadway, and because of the damage to the tires and rims, left a gouge mark in the pavement that lead to his parked vehicle, Niemynski said.

Davis was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to keep right, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.

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