An Aiken man was detained for DUI early Wednesday after he allegedly crashed his vehicle and then fled the scene on foot, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Wilbur Bradford Creech, 36, of Spring Forest Circle, was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Wednesday morning.
A vehicle was found stopped in the roadway of East Gate Drive at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to an incident report. The vehicle appeared to have drifted left of center and collided with a tree.
The driver wasn’t on the scene, but police saw a man, who was later identified as Creech, walking north on East Gate Drive, police said. He had blood on the back of his right leg and long bloody scratches on his right forearm, according to reports.
When asked who was driving the vehicle, Creech said he didn’t know and that someone called to let him know the vehicle was on East Gate Drive, the report stated. Officers later found out that the battery in Creech’s cellphone was dead.
Creech told police he let a man in downtown Aiken use his truck, but he could not provide a name or clothing description of the man, police said. Creech, who officers said smelled strongly of alcohol, declined to answer questions about the collision. He was taken into custody after refusing field sobriety testing.
While being transported to jail, Creech told officers they “made the right decision in arresting him,” the report stated.
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