Fayetteville Wreck Causes Gas Leak, Driver Runs from Scene

Fayetteville Wreck Causes Gas Leak, Driver Runs from Scene

Tuesday afternoon incident happened in the area of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street.
The Fayetteville Police Department has arrested a man they say caused a gas leak and evacuations near the U of A campus before running from the scene.

Police were called to the area of Eastern Ave. and Stone St. near the University's surplus warehouse Tuesday afternoon.

Officers say that the driver struck a sign and a gas meter before ditching the car and running away.

A Fayetteville officer chased after the man and caught up to him a few minutes later.

The accident caused a large gas leak which, according to Fayetteville fire crews, led to a brief evacuation of nearby homes.

University Police are handling the accident investigation because of the damage to University property. Fayetteville Police are leading the criminal investigation.

They say they're performing tests on the driver to determine if he might have been driving under the influence, but charges are expected to be filed.

Reported by: KNWA-TV, Fayetteville
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