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Man arrested for DUI after crashing vehicle twice, leaving scene

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday for drunken driving after striking two vehicles and leaving the scene of both crashes. At approximately 9:02 p.m., 50-year-old Martin Garnett was traveling south on Winsor Street in Mitchell, where he ran the st...

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A Mitchell man was arrested Friday for drunken driving after striking two vehicles and leaving the scene of both crashes.

At approximately 9:02 p.m., 50-year-old Martin Garnett was traveling south on Winsor Street in Mitchell, where he ran the stop sign at the road's intersection with First Avenue and collided with a 2004 GMC Sierra Pickup, according to Mitchell Police Sgt. Ryan Erickson.

Garnett drove his 2003 Oldsmobile Alero away from the scene, eventually traveling north on the 100 block of South Gamble Street, where he struck a parked 2011 Mercury Mariner. Garnett's vehicle became disabled due to damage sustained in the crashes, and he left his vehicle and walked away from the scene, authorities said.

He was located about a block away by law enforcement shortly after.

Garnett's vehicle was towed from the scene, but Erickson was unsure the extent of damage the other two vehicles sustained.

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Garnett was arrested for first-offense DUI, failing to stop at a posted stop sign, hit-and-run and not having a valid driver's license.

The Mitchell Fire Department also responded.

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