Drunken driver goes through 2 lawns, damages mailbox before driving away, deputies say

Drunken driver goes through 2 lawns, damages mailbox before driving away, deputies say

A Lancaster man faces his third drunken driving charge after driving through two lawns Monday and damaging several items, including a mailbox, Grant County officials said.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies were sent around 1 p.m. to the 6100 block of County Road A in South Lancaster Township for reports of a truck that drove through a lawn and struck a house, according to a release.

The caller said the driver backed the truck up and left after the crash, officials said.

Deputies received a call a short time later reporting the same truck drove through another lawn, hit some mailboxes and drove away, according to the release.

A deputy responded to the area but was not able to locate the truck, which was eventually found parked at 6302 County Road A, officials said.

The owner of the truck, 29-year-old Brian Oyren, of rural Lancaster, was arrested on a tentative charge for third-offense operating while intoxicated and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for hit-and-run causing property damage adjacent to a highway, failure to notify police of an accident and operating after suspension.

During the investigation, deputies determined Oyren did not hit a house with his truck, but did hit several lawn ornaments, bird houses, mailboxes and a bird bath, according to the release.

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