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Man arrested in connection with car accidents in south Columbia

Monday, April 21, 2014 | 9:53 p.m. CDT
A man involved in a car accident Monday evening left his car and ran through the woods near Scott Boulevard.
Columbia police arrested Elgar Secundino on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

COLUMBIA — A man was arrested Monday evening after two consecutive car accidents, one involving another driver, in south Columbia.

In the first incident, the driver hit another car with his white SUV near Nifong Boulevard and its intersection with Providence Road, inflicting minor injuries to the driver of the second vehicle, Columbia police Sgt. Bruce Houston said.

The driver left the scene of the accident, continued west on Nifong and turned south on Scott Boulevard, where he drove off the road into the woods, Houston said. Pieces of the car were strewn across the ground, and the small trees in its path were crushed and splintered.

The man left his car and ran through the woods, Houston said. A bystander called paramedics, and the man was arrested in the woods near his car.

Elgar Secundino was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, Houston said.


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