LOCKPORT – A Church Street man was arrested on a slew of charges – including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident – after he and a passenger walked away from a rollover crash on Outwater Drive Saturday morning.
Police located the driver, Justin R. McCarville, 24, in his home with unspecified injuries that required hospital treatment. His male passenger, who was not identified, was treated for an ankle injury, police said.
According to police, McCarville was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the center median on Outwater Drive and crossed into the opposite lane, hit an embankment at North Transit Street and became airborne. The vehicle then struck a tree on the passenger side, spun and then flipped over, coming to a rest next to a swing set and shed in the Hill Street yard.
Police found the wrecked vehicle abandoned with the stereo equipment and license plate removed, in a rear yard on Hill Street. Accident investigators traced the path of debris back to Outwater Drive.
A witness told police that he saw two men walking around the vehicle at about 7 a.m.. The men were removing debris before leaving the scene.
Police tracked down McCarville at his home on Church Street about an hour and a half later. He told police that he had been showing off his car to his passenger when he lost control of the vehicle and it hit the median. He said he didn’t remember what happened next but did recall waking up and walking away with his passenger.
McCarville also told police that he had left the Ski Lodge bar at 3:30 a.m. Police said that when McCarville was arrested they detected a heavy odor of alcohol, he was slurring his word and his eyes appeared glassy.