A driver accused of fleeing a Monday wreck after striking a utility pole was charged with DUI and hit-and-run, Columbus police said.
Anthony D. Rogers, 22, of Columbus also faces charged of driving while his license was suspended and no proof of insurance, reports state.
According to police, a witness saw Rogers collide with a utility pole in the area of Shelby Street and Fort Benning Road. An officer stopped Rogers and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from him.
Police say the officer then performed a blood alcohol concentration test with a handheld Alco-Sensor. Rogers’ BAC was .209. Georgia law states it’s illegal to drive with a BAC rating of .008.
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Rogers refused any further testing and was taken to The Medical Center and then to the Muscogee County Jail, reports state.