Drunk Driver Hits Water Tank Near Hoopfest - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Drunk Driver Hits Water Tank Near Hoopfest

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a man Friday night for drunk driving after he hit a water tank on the Post Street bridge in downtown Spokane. 

Police tell KHQ that 23-year-old Oustin Lewis badly damaged the right side of his truck after hitting the water tank that authorities believe was being used for Hoopfest.

His truck then came to a stop in front of Anthony's Restaurant. When police arrived, two people got out of the car, Lewis and a female passenger. Lewis ran from police behind Anthony's where he jumped over a fence and rolled down a steep hill and onto the riverbank. Authorities feared he ended up in the water and called out a full emergency response. But after a short search, police found and arrested Lewis who they say never entered the water.

Lewis is charged with DUI and hit and run.

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