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Car crashes into ditch, power outage results, driver flees on foot

A motor-vehicle accident is reported Putnam and Creek roads. The vehicle is in some water in a ditch; wires are down and arcing. The male driver reportedly fled on foot. No one else is in the car. Power is said to be out on Ellicott Street Road. National Grid is notified. Bethany Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 10:03 p.m.: The driver is said to be tall and white. The wires are no longer arcing, but power is out. The car is a red Ford.

UPDATE 10:05 p.m.: The suspect is wearing blue jeans, sneakers and a light-colored ball cap.

UPDATE 10:40 p.m.: A flatbed tow truck requested to the scene. The vehicle is in four feet of water about 50 feet off the road. 

UPDATE 11:06 p.m.: Bethany back in service.

Justin Burger
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Howard Owens
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There is a suspect.

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any new details?

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He was found stumbling on Putnam road, there was a warrant from him from Florida on a probation violation however it was in state pick up only..

And then he was driven to our lovely jail...... all on the scanner last 10 minutes

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