A man involved in a late Monday traffic wreck left the scene and was later found and charged with DUI, Columbus police said.
Eddie J. Hawkins, 44, also faces charges of driving while his license was suspended, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield, reports state.
Police say Hawkins was in a wreck at North Lumpkin Road and Margaret Avenue. Hawkins fled the scene after the wreck, driving to his nearby residence.
Officers found Hawkins at his home and noticed the smelled of alcohol. Hawkins told officers he’d had about four to five beers, reports state.
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Hawkins, who was unstable on his feet, was taken to the Muscogee County Jail, police said.