A Sharpsburg man under the influence of alcohol was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday night near Creston.
According to a Union County report, at approximately 7:02 p.m. Nov. 19, a 1999 Dodge Ram, driven by Mitchell Bond, 54, of Sharpsburg, was southbound on High and Dry Road when he swerved to avoid a deer standing in the road. Bond lost control of the Ram, crashing it into the east ditch of the road.
During the investigation Bond was said to have had bloodshot watery eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Bond consented to testing. The result of a breath specimen given by Bond indicated a BAC of .287%.
Estimated damage to the Ram was listed at $4,000.
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A Ellston man suffered minor injuries in a car versus deer accident on Sunday near Afton.
According to an Union County report, a 2018 Dodge Charger, driven by Levi Henry, 20, of Ellston, was eastbound on 270th Street when a deer came out of the north ditch, causing Henry to swerve, lose control of the vehicle and enter the north ditch. Henry told deputies he believes his foot was stuck on the gas, causing him to accelerate and leave the ditch, cross Redwood Avenue, enter the east ditch and strike a utility pole and barbed wire fence.
All front airbags in the Charger were deployed. Henry complained of a possible ankle/foot injury and was checked out by medics at the scene.
Estimated damage to property was $250. Estimated damage to the Charger was listed at $12,000.