Suspected DUII driver launched from the bottom of steep Fogarty Drive Tuesday evening through trees, fence and crab pots
A suspected drunk driver came down a very steep SE Fogarty Street last evening, didn’t stop at the bottom-of-the-hill stop sign, kept going, went up and over the sidewalk, through decorative trees and continued through a fence at Port Dock 7, blowing through a stack of crab pots on the other side.
Suspect driver David Day, 36 of Newport, drove away from the scene headed for the driveway to Port Dock 7, found it, and parked his front-end-damaged pickup inside.
Witnesses who saw the whole thing followed Day while calling 9-1-1. Arriving Newport Police established there was a lot of damage to Mr. Day’s pickup and was probably the culprit. They put him through a field sobriety test which police say he failed.
Mr. Day was placed in the back of a patrol car and transported to the county jail where he was booked on suspicion of drunk driving, failing to perform the duties after an accident as well as malicious mischief.
His bail was set at $45,000.