A Spring Valley man was arrested for DWI after fleeing from the scene of a crash with a Coach Bus.
The incident began around 11:25 p.m., Monday, May 20, when officers were investigating an accident that occurred in the area of 140 E Route 59, said Spring Valley Police Officer Matthew Galli.
While officers were directing traffic at the initial accident, a vehicle was observed without headlights on, with a flat front driver’s side tire and front-end damage heading in their direction, he said.
After a brief investigation, the operator of the vehicle, Carlos Carpio-Lema, 43, was found to be involved in a separate motor vehicle with an unoccupied Coach USA bus while operating in an "intoxicated state," and that he had allegedly fled from the scene, Galli said.
Carpio-Lema was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
He was processed and held pending arraignment.
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