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Police: Drunken driver hit parked cars on east side before being stopped

Driver found by following trail of leaking fluid from SUV involved in accident

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police say a 25-year-old man faces numerous charges after he allegedly hit three parked cars while driving drunk on the city's east side early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened in the 200 block of Swanton Road just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

According to police, several callers reported hearing a crash on Swanton and a dark colored SUV leaving the scene. Police arrived to find three parked cars struck by the SUV.

Police followed the trail of leaking fluid from the SUV for several blocks and found Aurelio Morales-Lopez inside the car.

Morales-Lopez faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (first offense) along with failure to leave his name at the scene of an accident.

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